We’re Off to the Great Barrier Reef, Australia by Georgette Baker and Michael Mastorakis is off on another adventure, this time it’s Australia. This book is very visual and Michael’s journey captures sea life as well as creatures of the land. I have never snorkeled nor gone scuba diving, so I was impressed with Michael’s scuba diving photos, especially the photo of the Giant Maori Wrasse that looked to be 5 ft. long!
We’re Off to the Great Barrier Reef begins with introducing the reader to the location of Australia, and specifically, the Great Barrier Reef. Michael swims his way through the reef and lands amidst the animals aground. With each photograph, he provides the reader with intriguing information about the animals.
Did I tell you that this book is written in both English and Spanish? Ms. Baker was very clever in her design of this book allowing students to learn a different language as well as a great lesson in Geography. This is a perfect way to travel without leaving your home! I would recommend this book to readers, young and old who are interested in learning more about Australia and it’s Great Barrier Reef.
—Ramona Moreno Winner is an award winning author and publisher of bilingual books for children with multicultural themes. She entered the publishing industry in 1996 girded with lots of tenacity as well as skills in writing, public relations and marketing. She has built a successful, small publishing company whose goal is to empower children and expand their knowledge of other cultures A member of the local Toast Masters Club, Ramona is a dynamic speaker and has traveled to different states presenting to children, teachers, librarians and parent groups.