Seababy: A Little Otter Returns Home

Seababy A Little Otter Returns Home After a baby otter is separated from his mother during a storm he washes up on shore alone and exhausted A human rescues him and takes him to an aquarium where he s taught how to survive in the wild

  • Title: Seababy: A Little Otter Returns Home
  • Author: Ellen Levine Jon Van Zyle
  • ISBN: 9780802798091
  • Page: 396
  • Format: Hardcover
  • After a baby otter is separated from his mother during a storm, he washes up on shore alone and exhausted A human rescues him and takes him to an aquarium where he s taught how to survive in the wild lessons his own mother would have taught if they hadn t been separated Seababy learns important tasks like diving, swimming, and eating, and before long he is well preparedAfter a baby otter is separated from his mother during a storm, he washes up on shore alone and exhausted A human rescues him and takes him to an aquarium where he s taught how to survive in the wild lessons his own mother would have taught if they hadn t been separated Seababy learns important tasks like diving, swimming, and eating, and before long he is well prepared to return home to the sea.Based on an actual program run by Monterey Bay Aquarium, Ellen Levine s research with the scientists working with the baby otters lends this heartfelt tale authenticity, and Jon Van Zyle s signature style captures the cute factor of these adorable babies, making this book a must have for animal lovers and science fans alike.

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    1. This beautifully illustrated story broke my heart as a mama. A little otter is separated from his mama (heart breaks), and rescued by an aquarium where they nurse him and introduce him to a new mama how care for him (heart breaks a little again), and then separated from that mama (so much heart breaking) and returned to the wild and a group of sea otters but not his mama (ahhh!). It should be noted, however that my kids didn't catch on to any of this except for the first sadness when he is separ [...]

    2. A baby sea otter is separated from it's mother and rescued by aquarium workers. The baby otter is then matched with a surrogate mother and taught everything he needs to know. Eventually the otter pup is released back into the wild.A great introduction into marine wildlife rescue and rehabilitation.

    3. The picture book Seababy, A Little Otter Returns Home by Ellen Levine, tells the story of a baby otter who lives in the ocean with his mother. His mother took care of him by feeding him, playing with him, and cleaning him. One night his mother wrapped the baby otter in seaweed so he could sleep. Although, that night there was a huge storm, which separated the mother and baby from each other. The baby otter washed up to the shore, and he called for him mom but couldn't hear her call back. He even [...]

    4. Simple text tells the story of a baby otter who becomes stranded on the beach when mom gets drifted away by a storm; humans come and rescue the baby otter and take him back to the aquarium where they nurse him and give him a surrogate mother to teach him the ways of otter life. He is then released back into the ocean, where he is automatically accepted into a family of otters. Based on true stories of the Monterey Bay Aquarium where they consistently rescue otters, “train” them, and set them [...]

    5. A cute read aloud. The book is greatly enhanced by the artwork of Jon Van Zyle, which is the main reason I gave it four stars. The adult reading this aloud to students has to do some discussion about animal rescue. I did not think that the text makes clear why the baby sea otter was taken to a sea mammal rescue facility. Not just anyone can pick up sea mammals. It is illegal under Marine Mammal Protection laws to disturb animals in the wild. There are some explanatory notes in the back of the bo [...]

    6. I have no use for this book. To whom can this book be recommended? A baby otter becomes orphaned and does not grieve at all for his mother. Some scientists rescue him and give him a new mother, and then they take him from the new mother and put him back in the sea.If I was a kid, I would be terrified that I was just going to be taken away from my mom all the time.The art is oil and it is really good.

    7. ages 3 and upThis book tells the story of a little otter that is separated from his mother and taken to an aquarium where he is matched with a foster otter mom and learns how to take care of himself. When he is big enough he is released back into the ocean and he makes new friends. This would be good to use for a story time about sea animals or baby animals. It has some great lessons about how animals are cared for when they lose their moms.

    8. This story really conveys that all babies need care and attention. Even though the otter was not an animal, the humans still rescued and took care of it until it was ready to be on its' own in the wild. All things should be set free and children will learn that by reading this. The illustrations were pretty to look at this book as well.

    9. I guess this book was alright. It was not my favorite and I did not love it because I don't understand what it was trying to teach young kids. It shows an otter becoming an orphan and not caring about losing his mother and everything he knew. I know if it meant to be portraying what happens in ocean life, but it seems a little bit too morbid for kids that young to read it.

    10. A baby sea otter is separated from his mother in a storm, then rescued by humans and placed in a rehabilitation center where an adoptive mom teaches the baby the skills needed to feed himself. Ending with his ocean release, he is last seen tethered in seaweed and fast asleep among a group of other otters. A good balance between naturalism and anthropomorphism.

    11. Read because my daughter said I HAD to read this book! A sweet story about a baby sea otter who gets rescued after being separated from his mother in a storm. It features one of my favorite places in the world, Monterey Bay Aquarium, and one of my favorite animals in the world. How could I not enjoy it? I appreciated the subtle lesson in conservation as well.

    12. Good illustration work, the story is of an orphaned otter adopted by humans and a new mother otter and then, when ready, released back into the wild. Told through the otter's perspective of things is a nice touch.

    13. This story is very cute and it's great for showing how humans can assist animals in the wild. I like how the art style is very traditional and looks hand done with color pencil.

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