What does the sound of the Baltic Sea waves tell us?

The book captures children’s attention, making the sea depths much more fascinating. Thanks to the illustrations, kids can find out interesting facts about the Baltic animals. By learning biology through play, they can become passionate about the Baltic Sea.

This interactive book  enables children to do various things, for example, to look for camouflaging flounders. Thanks to the book, children can also get acquainted with a sea scorpion, or can even hug a seal. They learn which fish is the best dad in the world, and how is it possible that the sand hopper really loves to clean the beaches. These animals and the world they live in, inspire children. Kids start to create free associations, which is very stimulating for their imagination. The exercises in the book inspire children to play with the animals. Through drawing and doing the exercises, they become the co-authors of this book! Taking this album to the beach, can trigger an adventure. Parents can also have a great fun, while the imaginative activities develop their children’s creativity. High quality illustrations, typography and the graphic composition influence young readers’ sense of beauty.

The publication is based on illustrations and through them it interacts with children. The text is brought to the minimum, as it is intended for small children.

The aim of this book is to show children that it is important to stay open-minded, to explore the world, to be interested in sea animals, to care for all the creatures and to think ecologically. An author of the book hopes that the publication will attract children’s interest and will be a fantastic adventure!


Text and illustrations: Natalia Uryniuk

The planned publication of the book: first half of 2017


Natalia Uryniuk

artist, illustrator

Doctor of Arts - diploma obtained in 2022 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, the supervisor of the thesis is prof. Slawomir Witkowski. Master's degree defended in 2014 in the studio of prof. Janusz Górski and Dr. Anita Wasik. Natalia specializes in painting and graphics, creates educational games for children, picture books and textile designs. Author of the artistic and educational project translated into 9 languages about the animals of the Baltic Sea, which received a distinction in the Social Campaign of the Year competition, is under the honorary patronage of the Ombudsman for Children and the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland. The artist was awarded Minister of Culture and National Heritage, "Young Poland" scholarship. She also studied in Portugal as a scholarship holder of Escola Superior Artística in Porto. Her works are shown at many exhibitions, including galleries in Singapore, Cairo, Berlin, Hong Kong, Porto, Beijing and numerous cities in Poland. Particularly noteworthy is the individual exhibition at the prestigious Kordegarda Gallery in Warsaw, Poland. Author of illustrations for children's books: "Play in Gdańsk", "On the trail of Kashubia", "Ping and Pong", "Balticarium - Baltic exercise book", "Balticarium - sea games", "Balticarium" and "Jump across the Baltic Sea". The book "Balticarium" is an illustrated compendium of knowledge about the Baltic Sea and was published in 2019 by the Wytwórnia publishing house. The book "Jump across the Baltic Sea" is Monika Milewska's story about the beach ball that meets Baltic animals. This is the latest publication published as part of the Balticarium project by the Widnokrąg publishing house in 2021 and in Sweden in 2023 by Punkt förlag. Privately, Natalia is mother of Mikołaj - a little confectioner and gardener. Her goal is to build in children their curiosity of the world and desire to help others.