Based on a true story, this non-fiction book follows a special Hawaiian monk seal named Honey Girl, as she got seriously injured by fishing gear and then rescued by scientists. The storytelling is smooth and straightforward. The readers get to know a lot of interesting facts about endangered Hawaiian monk seals while they "watch" Honey Girl have an operation, gradually recover, and give birth to two more pups. The realistic and detailed illustrations help bring the book to life. By reading the story, I can virtually feel her pain or joy as Honey Girl experienced it!
My favorite feature of the book is that it concludes with a "For Creative Minds" section, which offers extra reading material for those who are eager to learn more about Hawaiian monk seals in a more systematic way, including their life cycle, why they are endangered, what we can do to protect them, along with some fun facts about the species. The publisher's website also provides reading comprehension quizzes to help reinforce the most important messages from the story. What we teach our children today are likely to have a ripple effect across the generations to come. Honey Girl: The Hawaiian Monk Seal makes a great book to start with if you would like to cultivate your kiddo's love for endangered animals.
About the Book:
Written by Jeanne Walker Harvey
Illustrated by Shennen Bersani
Hawaiian locals and visitors always enjoy spotting endangered Hawaiian monk seals, but Honey Girl is an extra special case. She has raised seven pups, and scientists call her Super Mom. After Honey Girl is injured by a fishhook, she gets very sick. Scientists and veterinarians work to save Honey Girl until she can be released back to her beach. This true story will have readers captivated to learn more about this endangered species.
Ages 5-8 | Publisher: Arbordale Publishing | February 10, 2017 | ISBN-13: 978-1628559224
About the Author
Jeanne Walker Harvey is the author of several award-winning books, including Astro: The Steller Sea Lion and My Hands Sing the Blues: Romare Bearden’s Childhood Journey. She’s been a language arts teacher and currently gives school tours at a local museum. Jeanne lives near the Golden Gate Bridge in California and walks by the bay every day looking for sea lions. She writes with her gray tabby cat sitting on the desk next to her.
One lucky person will win:
- A autographed copy of Honey Girl: The Hawaiian Monk Seal
- A autographed copy of Astro: The Steller Sea Lion
- Two plush toy animals
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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I received a free book to facilitate my honest review. All views and opinions expressed are my own. Giveaway is organized by The Children’s Book Review and sponsored by Jeanne Walker Harvey. icefairy's Treasure Chest is not responsible for winner selection or prize fulfillment.