Friday, August 19, 2011

Book Review: Patti Pelican and The Gulf Oil Spill

Patti Pelican and The Gulf Oil Spill

Author: Lynda Wurster Deniger

ISBN: 978-0-9831744-0-0


HIS Publishing- March 2011

School is back in session and the Gulf oil spills from 2010 may have vanished from the memories of some school children but author Lynda Wurster Deniger has written a book that keeps children interested in the past.

Patti Pelican and The Gulf Oil Spill is the second book in the Salty Seas Series by this author and it is well worth the reading time. Teachers and parents alike will love the truth of the story as it recounts the events and the details of those who came to the aid of the animals in this tragic event. It goes beyond cleaning a few feathers and digs deeper into the how friends can come to help those in need.

This book is a great addition to any classroom as teachers and students discuss the environment and environmental concerns. It gives children a good understanding of the world outside their neighborhoods and how they can make a difference when someone is in need. The author along with the illustrator, Paulette Ferguson, have given the reader the facts about the plight of the birds who were oiled, captured, and cleaned. It is a positive educational tool to help children understand the effects on the environment when toxins or spills occur.

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  1. Terri, thank you so much for a marvelous, accurate review of my latest book. I certainly hope parents and teachers recognize what a great teaching tool this book can be. Not only does it document this horrible event in world history, but portrays it in a way that is not frightening to the children who read it. Bravo, for a job well done.



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