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"The phenomenal artwork is what truly makes this book special. The landscapes of the sea, the sky, and outer space are breathtaking. Cortés's different blending and thinning of the colors create a world of beauty. This fascinating tale of perspective and point of view makes a fine addition for most collections."
--School Library Journal
"Sumptuous paintings and an engaging conceit make this a terrific read-aloud choice."
--Wall Street Journal
"A stunningly illustrated story of a shark who has a frightening encounter with 'sea creatures' who come from above."
--Brooklyn Daily Eagle
"Cortés' premise has child appeal and even some STEM utility, and his lovely illustrations invite contemplation of the teeming worlds above and beneath the sea...The depictions of the curve of the Earth in space and of the sky--cloudy or starry, always vast--are lush...Enjoy this tale's accomplished visuals and percussive rhymes."
"[A] memorable and beautifully illustrated children's picture book...Ricardo Cortés's stunning seascapes follow the adventures of a shark that has a story to share about creatures who live above the ocean...Filled with humor and warmth, Sea Creatures from the Sky will charm and entertain children."
--Midwest Book Review
"One can applaud Cortés for inviting us to learn about sharks...children will enter and emerge from this book with a new understanding of humans' interest in sharks and ocean life."
--New York Journal of Books
"The story moves in a poetic ebb and flow of an ocean current, and is well balanced by the very colorful illustrations."
--Inspire the Muse
"A beautifully rhymed and painted book that is almost philosophically asking about the being and existence of otherness. Proved and tested with my two-year-old, who became very tranquil and curious looking at the beautiful seascape."
"This is a gorgeously illustrated view of the world by a shark."
"A beautifully illustrated book that is a magical and compelling read!"
"Enchanting. You feel like you're in the water swimming with the other fish...The images alone are worth the price of the book."
--Journey of a Bookseller
"I loved everything about this story. The art is just beautiful...It's a look at preservation and oceanography from a different point of view, and makes a realistic-looking shark less threatening, even likable. Kids will appreciate the misunderstood predator; how many times have kids been called out for exaggerating a recollection that is absolutely true from their point of view?...This one is a must-add to storytimes and books where sharks and undersea life are popular."
--Mom Read It (blog)
"The story...challenges readers of all ages to honor the voices of others and their