Captain Cody and the Secrets of the Sea

Original title: Lossi-Lassi ja merten salaisuudet

Published: 2015

Publisher: Tammi

Class/genre: Picture Book

Pages: 45

Richard Scarry meets Finding Nemo in an energetic environmental adventure set in a Jacques Costeau-inspired world.

Seasoned Captain Cody, a seagull, explores the hidden corners of the ocean on his trusted little ship, Lindy Hop, with his friends Vince and James in tow. Early on in their journey a friendly dolphin pack introduces them to Tautou, a monkey who has lost his home island to rising sea levels.

During their oceanic adventure the group helps gather up trash from a beach and cleans up an oil spill. Finally they journey deep underneath the surface of the water to explore a rich underwater world. Here they meet the grandest creature in the animal kingdom: the blue whale.

Anssi Keränen


Anssi Keränen, an author and illustrator, has a master’s degree in graphic design from the University of Art and Design Helsinki (now part of Aalto University), and has provided graphic design services for some of Finland’s largest corporations. He has also worked as an illustrator for Finnish magazines since 1999. Keränen is known for his humorous style that is at once classic and innovative. In Captain Cody and the Secrets of the Sea (Tammi 2015), Keränen tells an eco-positive story from a fresh and relatable angle.

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