The Ocean Is Kind of a Big Deal (Hardcover)

The Ocean Is Kind of a Big Deal By Nick Seluk, Nick Seluk (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Nick Seluk, Nick Seluk (Illustrator)
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Oh hey, guess what? New York Times bestseller Nick Seluk has a hilarious new nonfiction picture book all about the world's biggest ecosystem -- the ocean!

Have you ever thought about everything the ocean does for you? It changes the weather, creates oxygen, provides food, and is a great place to have fun, too! So why is the ocean such a big deal? Because we couldn't live without it!

This funny and factual picture book from Heart and Brain creator Nick Seluk explains the science behind the ocean: its plant and animal life, its contribution to the world, and what we can do every day to protect it. Humans wouldn't be able to survive without a healthy ocean. That's kind of a big deal.

Each spread features bite-sized text and comic-style art with sidebars sprinkled throughout. Anthropomorphized marine animals help readers learn through funny jokes and comic panels. Funny, smart, and accessible, The Ocean Is Kind of a Big Deal is a must-have!

About the Author

Nick Seluk worked as a graphic designer before becoming a full-time illustrator. He is the creator of the popular Awkward Yeti comic and author of the New York Times bestselling Heart and Brain, and its follow-ups Gut Instincts, and Body Language. His work has appeared on, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, reddit, and blogs across the internet. Nick lives in Michigan with his wife, three kids, and a very awkward dog. You can find more info on Nick at

Praise For…

Praise for The Ocean is Kind of a Big Deal:

"Cartoonist Seluk offers another science-focused picture book...likely to make a splash, particularly with younger readers." --Kirkus Reviews

Praise for The Brain is Kind of a Big Deal:

"Seluk's breezy, conversational prose and brightly colored, bodly outlined cartoon illustrations deliver basic information...A good overview of this complex, essential organ, with an energetic seasoning of silliness."--Kirkus Reviews

"Humor is the platter on which science is served, and everything here is done with the lightest touch. . . .A winning balance of laughter and learning." -- Booklist

"Seluk intermingles simple information on the role of the brain and how we learn with silly, humorous comics-style illustrations...this is a winner." -- School Library Journal

"A bold, humorous nonfiction introduction to the human brain and how it functions. . . .Readers will delight in the comic details of this title while learning a ton of facts about a typically complex subject." -- School Library Connection

Praise for The Sun Is Kind of a Big Deal:

"This charming star shines bright." -- Kirkus Reviews

"The silliness might be the trick to get students learning about the sun in a fun way. An amusing treat for kids interested in space." -- School Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9781338314656
ISBN-10: 1338314653
Publisher: Orchard Books
Publication Date: August 2nd, 2022
Pages: 40
Language: English