All Fish Faces – Entered in 2018 ATAI Book Award Contest

4 Stars

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Tam Warner Minton

All Fish Faces: Photos & Fun Facts About Tropical Reef Fish (Ocean Friends Book One) by Tam Warner Minton is a highly colorful book filled with tons of beautiful photographs of marine life. Author, travel blogger and photographer, Warner Minton, compiled images and information from her personal travels and diving excursions for this first book in her series. Though children may thoroughly enjoy it adults will likely enjoy seeing the colorful fish and reading about them, too.

There are a few issues with Warner Minton’s All Fish Faces. Grammatical errors and variances in font style in different places in the book may be a determent for some readers. Yet, they are minor and many people can just overlook those. There is a lack of consistency in the placement of the text boxes as well; therefore, that hinders the flow of the book to some extent. Some of the photographs are a little difficult to see the fish in, but that is countered by the fascinating piece that the author is the actual photographer of all of the photos.

All Fish Faces is quite unique in that it can be a great fit for both young and older readers. The variety of species included is quite interesting and Tam Warner Minton shares images of different types of the various species she includes. The book is vividly colorful and a joy to sit and flip through. With tidbits of information it can add to the reader’s knowledge of what lies beneath the surface of the ocean. Warner Minton shares her series in an effort to help save the oceans and their fabulous sea life. This makes All Fish Faces an even more interesting read.

Originally critiqued by a member of the Authors Talk About It team.

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