Monday, June 15, 2015

Terry Treetop Saves the Dolphin Review

We got to read Terry Treetop Saves the Dolphin.  This book is one of many in a series featuring young Terry Treetop, so named because he likes to climb. In this book, Terry finds a group of dolphins during a family vacation, and decides to get a closer look. A baby dolphin that is equally curious tries to get closer to Terry and finds himself trapped in a fisherman's net. Terry realizes he must help this baby dolphin and soon finds a ranger to assist in the rescue. The baby dolphin is soon freed and the ranger helps Terry to play with him in the water.

I like the fact that there is science distributed in the book in little bits. About a mother dolphin helping a baby breathe by lifting him to the surface and about dolphins being marine mammals with incredible breathe capacity. And the imagery is beautiful.

What I don't care for is the main character. He is like a cross between Dora the Explorer and Calliou. And I hate Calliou. Vehemently. However, kids love him, and as they are the main target audience, I surmise they would in turn, like this book. My daughter thought it was ok, but wasn't overly interested like other books that we've read.
I received this product in exchange for my unbiased opinion.

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