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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ALL FISH FACES – Entered in 2017 ATAI Book Award Contest

4 Stars

Click here to get your copy!

Tam Warner Minton

In ALL FISH FACES: Photos and Fun Facts about Tropical Reef Fish! (Ocean Friends Book 1), author, world traveler and diver, Tam Warner Minton shares more than just tons of gorgeous personal photos of tropical reef fish. She shares tons of educational information with personal snippets of her personal encounters -sometimes humorous- with these beautiful sea creatures.


Tam Warner Minton has put together a highly enjoyable book that crosses ages, ethnicity, and gender. ALL FISH FACES is highly intriguing with so many pictures of the various different types of the species Warner Minton includes in the book. The e-book version has major formatting issues, but that could be fixed by hiring someone to professionally format the book for digital format. It certainly wouldn’t take away from the print version though. Throughout the book, readers will find sections inserted that focus on preserving the oceans and how to go about it. The drawback to those are simply where they are placed in the book. Perhaps, two parts to the book would have been better -one part focused on the fish and a second part focused on the health and vital importance of the oceans.


ALL FISH FACES is a quick and easy read, but the beautiful pictures captured by Tam Warner Minton just might keep readers entertained for much, much longer. The intent of Warner Minton to bring the beauty and joy of the tropical reef fish to those have not or cannot journey into the sea to witness them for themselves is a wonderful concept for the book. Inspiring others to care for such beautiful, comical, and fascinating creatures makes Tam Warner Minton’s ALL FISH FACES: Photos and Fun Facts about Tropical Reef Fish! a must have for science teachers and children who are curious about what lies just under the surface off the beach.

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

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