Summer time allows our thoughts to turn to the beach and the beach means the ocean. I give you 2013’s sea creature book Shimmer & Splash: The Sparkling World of Sea Life by Jim Arnosky. For some reason it seems LTD digs sea creatures more than land animals and we all know BB’s feelings about octopi. Shimmer & Splash honors the big wide open ocean by having not only big splash pages of animals like Dolphins swimming and jumping, but it features pullout spreads of sharks and game fish. Of course this comes with a word of warning that pullout pages can easily be destroyed if they fall into the wrong hands. In addition to the sea life swimming off the page the words are filled with cool facts and descriptions of the different sea creatures. But at the end of the day you can never go wrong with a drawing of a Great White Shark’s tooth at actual size. Shimmer & Splash could just as easily be a coffee table book instead of a children’s book since the art is expertly painted.