Seababy by Tim Megarry

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After a baby otter is separated from his mother during a storm, he washes up on shore alone and exhausted. A human rescues him and takes him to an aquarium where he’s taught how to survive in the wild—lessons his own mother would have taught if they hadn’t been separated. Seababy learns important tasks like diving, swimming, and eating, and before long he is well prepared to return home to the sea. 
Based on an actual program run by Monterey Bay Aquarium, Ellen Levine’s research with the scientists working with the baby otters lends this heartfelt tale authenticity, and Jon Van Zyle’s signature style captures the cute factor of these adorable babies, making this book a must have for animal lovers and science fans alike.

About Tim Megarry

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Ellen Levine is the author of Henry's Freedom Box, illustrated by Caldecott Winner Kadir Nelson, Freedom's Children, winner of the Jane Addams Peace Award and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, and Darkness Over Denmark, a Jame Addams Peace Award Honor Book and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Jon Van Zyle is a noted children's book illustrator and the official artist of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race. He is the illustrator of Survival at 40 Below, The Great Serum Race, and Arctic Lights, Arctic Nights.
Published March 13, 2012 by Walker Childrens. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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A baby sea otter tells the story of his rehabilitation after a storm separates him from his mother.

Jan 01 2012 | Read Full Review of Seababy

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When a baby otter is separated from his mother on a stormy day and washes ashore, rescuers take him to an aquarium, where he lives in a pool with “his new mom.” Following her example, he learns to search for food at the bottom of the pool and to break open shells on rocks.

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