on June 27, 2004
I purchased this book at SeaWorld, along with Stevie B. Seahorse, for my 4 year old. It's an extremely captivating little story, packed full of solid science content conveyed through the action of the tale -- not in an encyclopedic fashion. The writing is clear and easy to understand, and includes only a couple of challenging vocabulary words which are well explained. The drawings are great, too! My child wants to hear the story over and over, and asks lots of questions along the way. I plan on buying the entire Nature Series by Tate -- it's a wonderful way to teach marine science to preschoolers through grade K.