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Children's LiteratureMuch about the communication of dolphins parallels that of humans, and young listeners will be quickly drawn into this fascinating account. From the first illustration that appears to have caught the huge sea creature smiling to the final cross section of its inner workings, text and drawings work in perfect harmony. How these toothed whales search for their babies when they stray, hear amazing distances, measure objects, and even teach obedience to their children is explored in descriptive prose. Lovely page-filling art demonstrates dolphins at work, play, and even in an affectionate pose. Companion pages depict human families in similar activities so that the audience may make reasonable comparisons. Various sounds made by these highly intelligent mammals and their significance are detailed so that young listeners might interact with the text by mimicking these delightful noises to send their own messages. A volume in the "Let's-Read-And-Find-Out About" series, this is a Stage 2 book. These titles are designed to present more challenging concepts for the primary grades. Other Stage 2 works are featured on the back cover. 2003, HarperCollins, Ages 5 to 9.
— Janice DeLong