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Beneath the Waves

Beneath the Waves 1

by Lily Murray and Helen Ahpornsiri
Hardback
Publication Date: 01/06/2019
5/5 Rating 1 Reviews
RRP  $24.99 $23.25

Take a journey through the oceans of the world in this beautiful book, made entirely from hand-pressed plants.

Artist Helen Ahpornsiri transforms silky seaweeds, feathery algae and bright coastal blooms into playful penguins, scuttling crabs and schools of silvery sharks. Turn the page to explore each corner of the oceans, from hidden rock pools to the darkest depths. Marvel as plants transform into marvellous creatures, and discover the magic and beauty that lies beneath the waves...

ISBN:
9781787413801
9781787413801
Category:
Wildlife (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01-06-2019
Publisher:
Templar Publishing
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
64
Dimensions (mm):
255x200x10mm
Weight:
0.44kg
Lily Murray

Lily Murray is a freelance writer who has been writing and editing childrens books for over 15 years.

Her titles for Frances Lincoln Childrens Books include Hello, Hot Dog!, Once Upon a Picture and The People Awards. Other recent titles include Dinosaurium for Big Picture Press and World of Cities for Walker Books.

She studied English Literature at university and now lives in a cottage on the edge of some woods with two children, a heroic dog and a strange assortment of other animals. She enjoys walking, reading and trips to London on the slightest excuse.

Helen Ahpornsiri

Helen Ahpornsiri creates intricate collages using real flora and foliage. Each illustration is made up of hundreds of leaves and flowers which are foraged or grown, then preserved with traditional flower pressing methods.

The plants are organised by species or colour before being cut and delicately arranged to form birds, insects and other creatures; all filled with tiny patterns and tangles of plant life. Helen lives in Eastbourne, Sussex, in the UK.

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Average Rating

5 / 5 (1 Ratings)
  • Awe-inspiring

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    I didn’t think the awe I felt when I first saw Helen Ahpornsiri’s Year in the Wild could be replicated. I was wrong. Beneath the Waves has had the same effect on me.

    Helen took me on a journey through the seasons in A Year in the Wild, using petals and leaves to create the most adorable array of animals. My favourite image from that book remains the owl.

    In Beneath the Waves, Helen uses seaweed, coastal flowers and garden plants to explore the coast, open ocean, tropics and polar waters. I loved the entire book but did have a few favourites:

    * The baby turtles, each of which have a different expression and unique shell design.
    * The contrast of the polar bear against the black background enables the details to stand out more. There’s a black background behind the angler fish as well and it’s absolutely stunning.
    * The blue whale. Not only was this image so detailed, my favourite fact of the book accompanied it. Their “tongues alone weigh as much as an adult elephant!” How’s that for perspective?!

    If you can’t believe an artist could possibly transform pressed plants into such realistic animals, I’d encourage you to watch Helen at work on YouTube.

    I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.

    Thank you so much to Allen & Unwin for the opportunity to read this book.