Saturday, April 12, 2014

Children's Book Review: See What a Seal Can Do (Ages 5-9)

See What a Seal Can Do
Chris Butterworth

What can seals do? There are eighteen types of these sea mammals. Each type of seal has differences in their flippers and ears. They spend most of their time in the water, yet choose to live partly on land where they sleep, digest their food and have their pups. They have sensitive ears and can hear on land or underwater.

These are funny, little critters that flop and jump to get around on dry land, even snoring while they are asleep. Seals look lazy and slow when they snooze on sunny rocks, but in water their powerful flippers allow them to move a hundred feet in just a few seconds. When they reach three hundred feet down, their hearts only beat four times per a minute.

Some seal species have almost become extinct in the past so it is important that we take care of all the special types of sea mammals.

Watch this video to see what this seal can do!

Barbara Hutto
Youth Department
Central Library

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