Book Review – Kobee Manatee: A Wild Weather Adventure
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Kobee Manatee: A Wild Weather Adventure
Author: Robert Scott Thayer
Illustrator: Lauren Gallegos
Hardcover: 32 pages
Reading Level: Ages 4-8
Call me old-fashioned, but I myself love to read. I love books, being surrounded by them, sharing them, giving them. That’s why I always encouraged my own children, my students, and now my grandchildren’s reading. Thank you, Robert Scott Thayer, for a Kobee Manatee story that makes learning fun.
The picture book Kobee Manatee: A Wild Weather Adventure continues the adventures of Kobe Manatee and friends, hermit crab Pablo and Pink-maned seahorse Tess. Kobe’s swim from Key West, Florida to Nassau, Bahamas, from the mighty Atlantic to the powerful Gulf Stream has it all–story, suspense, science. Clouds, waterspouts, thunderstorms challenge his journey. Will Kobee make it safely in time for his sister Kim’s birthday party?
My Opinion Only:
I read Kobee Manatee; A Wild Weather Adventure to my precocious four year old grandson as a bedtime story. He loved it enough to return to the book the next day, again look at its pictures, and ask, “Again, please.” Of course I accommodated him. This is a storybook that can be read and reread…. It is interesting yet educational juvenile reading with a charming story made better by sidebar true-life weather facts. No wonder it was Winner, Silver Medal in the Children’s Adventure Category, 2015 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards.