Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The Fifth Day Sea Creatures by Christopher E. Wade



The Fifth Day Sea CreaturesThe Fifth Day Sea Creatures by Christopher E Wade

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


This is a gorgeous book with a bold message. On the fifth day God created sea creatures. It is one in what is going to be a series for each day that God created.

Chris Wade uses a combination of watercolor and pointillism to illustrate his sea creatures. He also uses a one word description for each. Therefore a Blue whale is "Big"; a Coelacanth is "Fancy" a Sea Horse is "unique" and so on.

The simple one word descriptions are appropriate for young years but the lovely, sophisticated illustrations are for everyone with an eye for beauty.

Unfortunately the book is recently out and there is no image so I am inserting one of my copy.



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Because the book is fresh off the press I want to show a few of the illustrations to give people a better idea of what the book contains.

Yes, that is me holding the book down taking photos with my cell phone but at least you'll have an idea:













And if you're wondering why I am reviewing a children's book, I confess it is because someone very special to me created it.  Chris Wade is the wonderful husband of my sister Debbie and father of my two adorable nieces to whom he has dedicated his art work.

If you are interested in buying the book it is available at Barnes and Noble and Amazon

Below is a link to his web site:



11 comments:

  1. Those illustrations are very impressive. I love the cover.

    Your brother in law is very talented.

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    1. Thanks, Brian. He does a great job. I hope this book takes off.

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  2. Sharon, thank you for your great review!

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    1. You're welcome, Chris. I hope word gets around.

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  3. Wonderful illustrations. Right away I am wondering if he has or plans to do all the days of creation? How perfect for young ones. I will be glad to spread the word. Thank you for sharing it. I will check out your links online.

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    Yep, you said that already - about the series. Well, good, b/c it is a great idea. Good for him!

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    1. H Ruth. Thanks so much! I'm not trying to promote the book just because my brother-in-law created it but because it really is an excellent book.
      I already gave my copy away to the homeschooling family next door because they have young children. I need to buy another.

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  5. What a great idea and I love the illustrations! He must be excited to have his book published. Wow! I'll tell the moms I know with young children about the book. All the best to him, and I hope that he's successful in his endeavours. :-)

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    1. Hi Cleopatra! Thanks so much. I wouldn't promote it just because my brother-in-law made it but I think that it is well done and fills a much needed niche.

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  6. The illustrations look lovely & I'm happy to link to your review. It's great (and important) to see beautiful artwork in books for the younger set.

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    1. Thanks, Carol! I really appreciate it.

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