Skip to main content
Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group
The Most Amazing Creature in the Sea

The Most Amazing Creature in the Sea

Brenda Z. Guiberson; illustrations by Gennady Spirin

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)


Which sea creature is the greatest? Is it the one with the most venom, the greatest diver, the one with blue blood, or the best rotating eyes? Or is it the master of disguise, the one with the best light, the most slime, or the most eggs? Fascinating facts and spectacular illustrations will inspire young readers to choose their own favorite sea creatures!

CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI), ALSC Notable Children's Books

Praise for The Most Amazing Creature in the Sea

“Readers will enjoy debating who deserves the coveted title . . . . An awe-inspiring look at ocean biodiversity that revels in the significance of every animal.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Handsome, softly realistic illustrations depict an assortment of ocean dwellers, each accompanied by a brief paragraph full of interesting factoids as each creature proclaims itself "the most amazing creature in the sea." . . . An eye-catching jumping-off point for further investigation.” —School Library Journal, starred review

“Who is the most amazing creature in the sea? . . . Inviting their readers to choose the answer themselves, this skillful author-illustrator pair again encourages their senses of wonder at the natural world.” —Kirkus Reviews

“With short paragraphs that read aloud very effectively and richly colored, intricately detailed paintings that look their best from a little distance, this picture book is well designed for sharing with groups of children. A natural for classroom science units.” —Booklist

“The Greatest Dinosaur Ever” —By Brenda Z. Guiberson and Gennady Spirin

“Guiberson presents arguments as to why each of 12 dinosaurs should be considered the greatest--tallest, longest, fastest, smartest, best-armored, etc. . . Dino lovers will learn how their favorites stack up.” —Kirkus Reviews

Reviews from Goodreads

Brenda Z. Guiberson; illustrations by Gennady Spirin

Brenda Z. Guiberson is the author of many books for children, including The Greatest Dinosaur Ever, Frog Song; Life in the Boreal Forest; Moon Bear; The Emperor Lays an Egg; and the bestselling Cactus Hotel. She lives near Seattle, Washington.

Gennady Spirin is the illustrator of Frog Song and Life in the Boreal Forest. He has been awarded five gold medals from the Society of Illustrators, the first prize in both the Bologna and Barcelona International Book Fairs, and has been chosen four times for the New York Times Best Illustrated Books list. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

image of Brenda Z. Guibersono
Mary M. Gallagher

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Latest on Facebook