Sea Creatures from the Sky

“One can applaud Cortes for inviting us to learn about sharks . . . children will enter and emerge from this book with a new understanding of humans’ interest in sharks and ocean life.”

New York Journal of Books


“Cortés’ premise has child appeal and even some STEM utility, and his lovely illustrations invite contemplation of the teeming worlds above and beneath the sea . . . The depictions of the curve of the Earth in space and of the sky—cloudy or starry, always vast—are lush . . . Enjoy this tale’s accomplished visuals and percussive rhymes.”
Kirkus Reviews

KidsRead! Story Time with Ricardo Cort├ęs

Saturday June 15, 2019
11:00 am

Tags: KidsRead


Grants entry for 1 plus $10 voucher towards any purchase at our bookstore. Free for ages 13-and-under.

Take the family on a deep sea adventure this Saturday with bestselling author and illustrator Ricardo Cortés! He will read from his picture book Sea Creatures from the Sky, a wonderfully illustrated tale about connection told from the perspective of a charming and curious shark.  


Cortes' shark encounters strange-looking creatures who resemble nice, caring marine biologists. But after they release it back into the ocean, the shark cannot find one friend to believe its tale. Filled with humor and warmth, Sea Creatures from the Sky will charm children and parents alike!

Ricardo Cortés is the author and illustrator of Sea Creatures from the Sky, It’s Just a Plant, and A Secret History of Coffee, Coca & Cola.

He is also the illustrator of Go the F**k to Sleep, a #1 New York Times best-selling classic for parents about putting their children to bed, as well as the G-rated follow-up, Seriously, Just Go to Sleep. His next book is an illustrated mystery, written by acclaimed author Jamaica Kincaid, called Party - A Mystery. Ricardo lives in Brooklyn, New York. You can see his work at