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What Goes in the Ocean?

A Seek-and-Find Book

Illustrated by Katie Cottle



About The Book

Dive into various ocean habitats to find what should go in and what should stay out in this nonfiction board book sure to make a splash with curious young minds!

Soaring manta rays wave hello.
Schools of fish, clams, and grazing turtles.
A puffer fish, completely blown!
Can you tell what goes in the coral reef,
and what should stay out?

Take an education vacation underwater to learn about all things fishy! With each page turn, little ones explore vibrant under-the-sea habitats, seek what belongs, distinguish the silly things that don’t, and splash back to shore.

About The Author

Dori Elys both writes and edits children’s books. She lives in New York City with her furry best friend. 

About The Illustrator

Katie Cottle is a freelance illustrator and picture book maker living and working in Bristol, UK. Originally from Swansea, she moved to Bristol to study illustration at University of the West of England and hasn’t left since graduating in 2017. She enjoys telling stories through her drawing and uses a variety of media, including a mix of traditional and digital techniques. She loves using bright colors and drawing grumpy faces. Find out more at

Product Details

  • Publisher: Little Simon (May 21, 2024)
  • Length: 16 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781665956116

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Raves and Reviews

“…informative and entertaining.”

– School Library Journal, 4/1/24

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