In the Crystal river, where the water’s warm and clean, something big is moving. It’s a swimming manatee. Join a manatee mother and baby as they swim peacefully through the sun-streaked waters of Crystal river, Florida. Watch as they drift past a sleeping alligator and a hungry pelican. But be careful! Noisy motorboats are speeding by. Thank goodness mother manatee is there to hold her baby close and safe. This true-to-life story by nature-lover Jim Arnosky is sure to captivate readers of all ages. The soft language and reassuring illustrations highlight the magnificence of these gentle giants and the special relationship between mother and baby.
Visit the Hands on Investigation Module of the TMA BlueTech Grade Three curriculum for curriculum connections.