School Library Journal - School Library JournalGr 1-3-In this story, readers spend a day with a group of Pacific white-sided dolphins as they swim along the southern coast of California, chasing anchovies. In a mildly instructional tone, the author describes how the animals use "click" sounds to detect the location of nearby fish and circle them to form a feeding arena. When Dolphin hears the sound of a research ship, he quickly follows. He clowns around for the scientists onboard and in his excitement accidentally jumps onto the deck. They soon get him back into the water where his fellow creatures help him recover. Illustrated in an attractive, naturalistic style with atmospheric grays and blues, the spreads give a wonderful view of life under water. However, the text feels forced as it weaves a tale around a single incident, based on an actual occurrence. Also, the use of the name "Dolphin" for the main character is a bit confusing. Nevertheless, this attractive and informative book will find an audience among marine-life enthusiasts.-Be Astengo, Alachua County Library, Gainesville, FL Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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