Take a deep-dive into Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat’s whimsical adventure.

What can possibly go wrong when endangered sea creatures learn to pilot an antique diving suit?

Sophia has lived quietly at the marine reserve and theme park known as Aqualand since her father was lost at sea. When she bumps into someone wearing an antique diving suit, her life is turned upside down. The “someone” turns out to be four sea creatures: Captain Sodapop, a hermit crab, Carlos, a dumbo octopus, Jobim, a sea turtle and Antonio, a tiny blanket octopus. They set out to find Aqualand after finding her father’s journal. She’s soon swept up in an adventure revealing long-buried secrets about Aqualand and her father’s disappearance.

With richly imagined visuals, a timely environmental theme and an exciting adventure, this is a must-read.