Take a dive into the mysteries of the deep

Neil Fraser of the Morpeth Dolphins scuba diving club goes through this week's featured book, Wonders of the Sea..
Neil Fraser of the Morpeth Dolphins scuba diving club goes through this week's featured book, Wonders of the Sea..

ALL the fun of The Wonderful World of Knowledge continues this week with your favourite Disney characters.

The colourful 24-set encyclopedia is now into its fourth week, with the latest book guiding children through half a million years of history, From Stone Age to Space Age.

Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Pluto and Goofy travel on a journey through time, helping children find out more about ancient civilisations and cultures through to the high-tech modern day, and stopping off along the way to take in such topics as the Vikings, Medieval Europe and Tang and Song China.

The book, like all others in the collection, is packed with fascinating facts, easy-to-follow descriptions and fun illustrations to appeal to children aged between five and ten years.

Next week’s title looks at Wonders of the Sea, from sharks to seahorses and everything in between.

With the beautiful Northumberland coast right on our doorstep, families can use the book as a starting point to explore their local environment.

And as experienced Diving Officer Neil Fraser found out, there will be a few surprises.

Mr Fraser, who is a member of Morpeth Dolphins Sub-Aqua Club, was given a preview of the book to find out what is in store.

He said: “It’s full of interesting and valuable information about our fascinating underwater world, which will appeal to children and adults alike.

“The book provides many interesting facts and covers a good variety of underwater creatures, even some from our less than tropical north east coast.

“Overall, the book is a flurry of light-heated facts, presented in an easy-to-read, yet informative way.

“Despite 17 years as a diver, I never knew that lobsters travel from the Atlantic to spend the winter in Caribbean waters.

“This book is certainly worth a quick fish through, even if just to catch a look at the illustrations.”

Each book in the series is available for £2.99 with the Morpeth Herald from participating newsagents.

Don’t worry if you have missed a title.

Simply call into our office in Newgate Street, Morpeth, or phone us on 01670 517171 and we can arrange for copies to be provided.