Sea Monsters

Dive into the poectic world of underwater-creatures and create your own wild creatures with this hilarious poetic mix-and-match picture book, by the internationally acknowledged award-winning creative duo Laura Ruohonen and Erika Kallasmaa.

How would a Cold-blooded Holothurian, a slobbish sea sausage look like? And how about a Simplicissimus felix, with no eyes, no brain, no love, no pain? Or a combination of both? Illustrated imaginary Sea Monsters with sharp and witty poems for all ages. The clever mix-and-match novelty format gives endless possibilities of combining new creatures and mock-Latin names for them. Creative reading, play and poems inspired by a sea-themes exhibition is published simultaneously in Finland in Finnish, Swedish and English. The book was selected as one of the Most Beautiful Books of 2019 in Finland.

 

Dive into the poectic world of underwater-creatures and create your own wild creatures with this hilarious poetic mix-and-match picture book, by the internationally acknowledged award-winning creative duo Laura Ruohonen and Erika Kallasmaa.

How would a Cold-blooded Holothurian, a slobbish sea sausage look like? And how about a Simplicissimus felix, with no eyes, no brain, no love, no pain? Or a combination of both? Illustrated imaginary Sea Monsters with sharp and witty poems for all ages. The clever mix-and-match novelty format gives endless possibilities of combining new creatures and mock-Latin names for them. Creative reading, play and poems inspired by a sea-themes exhibition is published simultaneously in Finland in Finnish, Swedish and English. The book was selected as one of the Most Beautiful Books of 2019 in Finland.

 

info

  • Year of publication

    2020

  • Original title

    Merihirviöt/ Havsodjur

  • Page count

    22

  • Original publisher

    Into Kustannus & Förlaget M

  • Original language of publication

    Finnish/Swedish

Reviews

  • Nytid magazine, Finland

    "An exciting and wild book presented in a slightly different format. It is a combination of fairy tale, fantasy, humour and poetry and with facts in disguise."

  • Helsingin Sanomat newspaper, Finland

    "This beautiful and imaginative book is a convenient gift idea for any rhyme, wordplay or monster lover!"

Awards & Nominations

Awards

  • The Most Beautiful Books in Finland

    2019

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