Dart and Dive Across the Reef Life in the World's Busiest Reefs

Vassiliki Tzomaka

Journey to some of the oceans’ busiest coral reefs and discover the remarkable variety of marine life that live there.

This journey through the world’s coral reefs uncovers the incredible codependencies between fish, marine animals, and the underwater landscape. Across thirteen unique reef locations in tropical and cold waters, readers will discover the rich variety of marine life that rely on coral reefs for their survival. Along the way, they will encounter corals, turtles, fish, crustaceans, and marine mammals, casting new light on the remarkable diversity of reef habitats. Focus spreads zoom in on animals such as clown fish, who can survive safely among the stinging tentacles of an anemone, while infographics help explain the many dangers faced by creatures that inhabit coral reefs. By taking a scientific approach to illustrated nonfiction, this book raises awareness of the new challenges faced by our oceans in a way that makes nature fascinating, engaging, and deeply impressive to young children.


Visits to 'rainforests of the sea' found around the world [with] brilliantly patterned images of characteristic fish and other residents… Worth an exploratory dive, both for the art and diversity of locales.

— Kirkus Reviews


Vassiliki Tzomaka


Vassiliki Tzomaka is a designer and illustrator based in Colchester, UK. She has a PhD in children’s book illustration from the Cambridge School of Art and an MEnv in Environmental Studies from the University of Essex. She is the author of Hoot and Howl across the Desert, also published by Thames & Hudson