Friday, February 5, 2016

Kobee Manatee: A Book Worth Reading


Robert Scott Thayer (author) and Lauren Gallegos (illustrator) have joined together to create this lovely book that tells children (and adults) many things about the amazing manatee. We couldn't have been happier with the beautiful and very vivid pictures, and my son loved the facts listed throughout the pages. That's right up his inquisitive little alley, and it's a great way for him to learn.  He hasn't seen a manatee in real life yet, but we're working on it.


The book has a traditional picture book storyline going on, and it has the fast facts mentioned above included too. That means it appeals to the adventurer and the intellect in you.


The picture on top is an example of a page with storyline. 
The picture on the bottom is an example of a page with a fun fact.


I saw a manatee once at the inlet. Followed it along the concrete siding for as long as I could. It was a very cool moment. Have you ever seen one? You can learn more about this book by visiting the website. You can also purchase a book to call your own there or you can purchase it on Amazon.

With stunning images accompanying an adventurous tale that teaches young readers interesting weather and geographical facts, Kobee Manatee: A Wild Weather Adventure is a delight.
Kobee and his seafaring pals are on a voyage across the Gulf Stream to surprise his sister Kim for her birthday in her home waters of Nassau. They know the three hundred mile journey will be risky—it’s hurricane season after all—but they are brave and tenacious and so decide to give it a try. Using cloud formations to predict the weather and traversing several climates, aquatic features, and sometimes perilous weather events, the friends stick together through both storms and sunny skies.

15 comments:

Theresa Mahoney said...

I bet Mariah would have loved this book when she was little. She's gearing up for veterinarian schooling, with marine life being her focus. Those facts would have really reeled her into this book!

Sandee said...

How fun.

Have a fabulous day and weekend. ☺

Susan Kane said...

What a delightful book! My little gr-son in Switzerland would love this!

Elephant's Child said...

It sounds like the very best kind of book.

Catherine Sargent said...

This looks like a cute book. I will have to order it for my niece and nephew.

Paula Schuck said...

That is the cutest book ever! I absolutely adore that artwork. It's so wonderfully sweet.

Liz Mays said...

Manitees are the coolest. They seem so peaceful! This book's illustrations are great. I love that it has a story and some fun facts.

Pam said...

This looks like the cutest little book. My kids were obsessed with manatees when they were little.

Pat Hatt said...

Can learn and look at great artwork too, a win win.

OurFamilyWorld said...

This sounds like a fun book. The illustrations are too cute.

Miles L. said...

Looks great! I love reading stories about animals. The kids seem to love it as well. Thanks for sharing!

Ann B said...

This looks like a fantastic book. I have never seen a manatee before. This would make a nice gift.

Kristen Campbell said...

This looks like a great book! We have lots of manatees here in Florida - I love them :)

alissa apel said...

The illustrations look really cute! I think I'd really like this.

MikiHope said...

No I have never seen a manatee up close and personal--although I would love to. This sounds like a great book to purchase for your kids or as a gift!