What a captivating book!

The foreword from Ambassador Peter Thomson, United Nations Secretary General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean describes how, ‘we cannot have a healthy planet without a healthy ocean’.

This is a ‘red alert’ for humanity. Where better to start than with children who already know the dangers we are facing, and are prepared to start actions to save our world for future generations

Otter-Barry have published this unique book with a collection of original postcards and messages from 50 illustrators across the world, working to celebrate and protect the precious life in our oceans. This is an amazing collection and will provide schools with a catalogue of illustrators to follow.

Each illustrator has provided an image of sea creatures, fishes or other sea life, with a message of inspiration to help point out the massive and imminent dangers climate change, pollution, over fishing and other human-led interventions are having on our oceans. The postcards are displayed under three headings: Celebrating the Ocean; The Danger to the Ocean; Take Action for the Ocean.

The world-class illustrators include Axel Scheffler, Roger Mello, Isol, Barroux, Piet Grobler, Yuval Zommer, Petr Horáček, Jackie Morris, Nicola Davies, PJ Lynch and Jane Ray.

The countries represented include Argentina, Austria, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Estonia, France, Germany, Ghana, Iran, Ireland, Israel, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Syria, Turkey, UK, USA.

Otter Barry are the publishers and Sea Change is a beautiful books with enormous potential for changing lives and attitudes for young people and adults too.

 This book is staying on my sofa table! But its effect will go far.

Sue Martin – Children’s Literacy Specialist