See What a Seal Can Do

By BUTTERWORTH, Chris

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ISBN
978-0-7636-6574-6
Publisher
Candlewick


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on September 1, 2013  |  Nonfiction

K-Gr 2—A curious gray seal peers out from the cover, seeming to invite readers into its underwater world. Once inside, the book begins and ends with seals napping on the rocks. This sedentary behavior, the only one visible to earth-bound humans, gives these sea mammals a "lazy" reputation. In fact, as the illustrations go on to show, the seal is anything but. Once below the ocean's surface, the creature's streamlined body and adaptiv...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on August 1, 2013

Don't let seals' laconic on-land appearance fool you. According to this book, a seal (its body "sleek, smooth, and pointed at both ends") is a "super-swimming underwater wonder!" Butterworth tells the story of one gray seal's search for food. He dives down deep ("His back flippers power him one hundred feet down in seconds") and then even deeper ("Three hundred feet down now..."), where his heartbeat slows to just fou...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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