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Into the Kelp Forest

Illustrated by Jake McDonald



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About The Book

Simon tries to catch the mysterious Kelp Monster in this fifth book in The Not-So-Tiny Tales of Simon Seahorse chapter book series.

Simon’s friends are talking about the mysterious Kelp Monster at school one day and, for once, Simon doesn’t have anything to add to the story! That’s because he’s never even heard of the Kelp Monster. But from what his friends say, it’s bigger than a whale shark and its teeth are sharper than red-bellied piranha! And it lives in the Kelp Forest, where all the fish are scared of it. After all this talk, Simon decides he has a mission: to catch the kelp monster and find out why it’s spooking the other sea creatures! But Simon’s in for a big surprise about this so-called monster!

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, The Not-So-Tiny Tales of Simon Seahorse chapter books are perfect for emerging readers.


Chapter 1: The Story of the Kelp Monster

About The Author

Cora Reef has been telling tales for as long she can remember. She might not have grown up in a large family like Simon’s, but her big imagination has always kept her company. Cora lives near Boston, Massachusetts, with her family, where she is never far from the ocean.

About The Illustrator

Jake McDonald graduated from the University of Brighton with a degree in illustration and now specializes in digital illustration for kids. His work can be found across the world, proudly sitting on bookshop shelves in Asia, Europe, and the United States. Taking a playful approach to illustration, Jake is inspired by all things storytelling, from board games to Studio Ghibli. He credits a childhood meeting with Chris Riddell for showing him the potential for the career that he loves.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Little Simon (July 5, 2022)
  • Length: 128 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781665912136
  • Grades: K - 4
  • Ages: 5 - 9

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