Title: My Mom – Dolphin
Author: Dan Jackson
“The Bottlenose dolphin is the most common type, but there are lots of other varieties. Of the forty-one types, most live in the sea, but five varieties live in rivers where the water is not salty,” Dan Jackson writes about these creatures in his e-book, My Mom – Dolphin.
Part of the Animals Books series, this twenty-eight page e-book targets children ages four to twelve years old who enjoy learning about animals, especially the interesting dolphin. Due to its complicated wording, the book would best be read out loud to beginner readers. With no scary scenes or violence, it would make a nice bedtime or quiet time story or to use in a science class.
Large colorful photographs of beautiful dolphins grace almost every page with one or two sentences underneath in an easy-to-read black font. With some pictures of killer whales included, they are interesting to look at and view by any age group. Whether the animal is communicating, jumping out of the water, or guiding its offspring, they are shown both up close and swimming in pods.
With the dolphin being such a unique mammal, here are some interesting tidbits mentioned in this educational read:
- They are cousins to whales, but smaller in size.
- Usually they are born around three feet long but grow to over eight feet, weighing around four hundred pounds at maturity.
- Dolphins can hold their breath underwater for fifteen minutes.
- They communicate with clicks and whistles.
- A baby is called a calf; its mother is a cow, and its father is a bull.
- Dolphins never sleep; one half of their brain stays awake to be on alert.
- Those in captivity live twice as long as those in the wild who reach about twelve years of age.
- Although they have eighty to one hundred teeth, they do not chew their food but swallow it.
- They live in both the sea and rivers.
- Dolphins can swim up to twenty-five feet per second.
If a child needs a quick source of information about this peculiar mammal for a report, this book has many facts listed. Although not a story book or simple picture book, it is a collection of descriptions about dolphins and how they live.
Thanks to the author for furnishing this complimentary e-book in exchange for a review based on the reader’s honest opinion.
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