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Saturday, 20 April 2013

Review: Little Dolphin

Here is a poignant story of loss and survival with a strong environmental message.

Little Dolphin is orphaned when her mother gets caught in a net. When she fears that all is lost, she is taken into a pod and fed and protected.

This life-saving act teaches her to look out for the other dolphins in the pod. And she does. She is also taught to hunt for food and how to use the sea sponges to protect her nose from sharp coral. The clicks and whistles and other survival skills she learns, lead her to save another dolphin’s life.

Mark Wilson, an award–winning writer and illustrator, has created a story of great sensitivity and beauty.  With its eye-catching, rainbow-streaked cover, and sea blue fly pages, Little Dolphin opens up for children an intimate understanding of dolphin life, and an awareness of the dangers these intelligent creatures face.

Title: Little Dolphin
Author/Illustrator: Mark Wilson
Publisher: Windy Hollow, $27.95 RRP
Publication Date: March 2013
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781922081131
For ages: 4+
Type: Picture Book

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