Age Range: 5-11
Author: Teressa Naylor
I’m a real fish that lives in the sea around Britain. Take a look at my book to see how I’m adapted to my habitat and meet my neighbours: crabs, cuttlefish, sea anemones, starfish, seals and fish. Do I eat them or do they eat me?
This unique book opens a window into the beautiful and often unexpected undersea world around British coasts, aided by charismatic narration from Benny the Blenny.
Using stunning A3 underwater photographic spreads and packed with fascinating facts, Benny the Blenny’s Shallow Sea Adventure, tells you all about this tompot blenny’s amazing life in the sea, just beyond our beaches. Through a blend of entertainment and education, Benny introduces his neighbours: crabs, cuttlefish, sea anemones, starfish, seals and fish. He describes how he finds food, avoids predators, bosses creatures that trespass on his territory, stays safe when the sea gets rough and uses those amazing head tentacles!
The reader can delve deeper into the fascinating information on Benny and his neighbours. ‘Zoom in’ boxes and WOW facts add intrigue to the double-page spreads. Younger children love looking at the colourful photographs and are fascinated by the divers and, of course, the crabs! Benny the Blenny’s Shallow Sea Adventure gives a new insight into our underwater world and astounds both adults and children alike. They exclaim: ‘we never realised it was like this close to our beaches!’ By revealing the beauty and biodiversity of Britain’s undersea habitats in this very accessible way, author Teresa Naylor hopes to encourage the use of British marine life and ‘Ocean Literacy’ to support KS1 and KS2 science. Benny the Blenny blogs on his website www.bennytheblenny.com and you can also find the free whiteboard rock pool and video resources.