Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Winter's Tail: How One Little Dolphin Learned To Swim Again, by Juliana and Isabella Hatkoff

Reviewed by Mrs. Bailey at Okte

Everyone who saw this book at Okte just loved it! It was so popular that many of the children who wanted to read it out never got to--it was always checked out!

Winter is an Atlantic bottle nosed dolphin who lost his tail in an accident. A special prosthetic, or artificial tail, was made for him to see if he could ever swim like the other dolphins again. Winter surprised everyone with his ability to adapt to his artificial tail and the determination he showed to learn how to use it during his training sessions.

This picture book is filled with wonderful photos of Winter and the special conservationists who rescued him and the aquatic veterinarians who nursed him back to health.

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