Janet Halfmann, author of Little Skink's Tail and Seven Miles to Freedom: The Robert Smalls Story, brings yet another educational book that you will want to add to your shelves! Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea tracks the travels of the little known title mammal, the narwhal. Traveling in the cold Arctic waters, the narwhal spends its time in the inlets and bays during the summer and moves to the sea to move more freely without the frozen waters to hinder their movement and breathing. Their adventures include hiding from killer whales, diving for cod, avoiding polar bears, and "jousting" matches!
If you are anything like me, you are probably wondering what a narwhal is! Now that I've read this book, I can tell you! It's a small whale who resides in the Arctic. Males are known for their long tooth that juts out of their mouth, like a unicorn's horn juts from its head. These mammals were very mysterious to me before I even read this children's picture book; however, by the end, the mystery still remains . . . not because the story is lacking, but because scientists simply do not know that much about them. Overall, it was simply fascinating!
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When I was sent this book via a request from the author, I received two copies of the book, one hardcover and one paperback! I am all about spreading the love and therefore, will be giving away the paperback copy to one lucky winner!! ONLY US Residents are eligible at this time.
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