Monday, September 27, 2021

Kobee Manatee Climate Change and The Great Blue Hole Hazard by Robert Scott Thayer - Published by Thompson Mill Press

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My thoughts:  Did you know that there is a whole series of books about Kobee Manatee? The current four distinct works about Kobee are delightful to read, teach much needed lessons, and are gently lovable. This newest - Climate Change and the Great Blue Hole Hazard - educates and entertains young children about our wonderful oceans and what's happening to them. 

As Kobee and his pals (all dressed in frankly unsuitable clothes) cavort from about the Caribbean, they see dying coral, plastic trash, and sea critter friends entrapped in plastic. 

The story is a beautifully illustrated, gentle, and entertaining read for children to read themselves or have read aloud to them. Kobee is a treasure. 

There are side bars of information that state the dire circumstances that ocean pollution and climate change cause. One fact that I found alarming is that about half the plastics ever manufactured have been manufactured since 2000. That is alarming to me considering that in that period of time there has been a concerted effort to slow and/or eliminate the use of plastics.

I highly recommend this children's book and think the entire series should be in school and public libraries.

About the book: The Kobee Manatee series is an award-winning, recently winning a Mom’s Choice Award, and beloved series about a loveable manatee (the cows of the sea!) and is the fourth book in the series by author Robert Scott Thayer. 

This book has already received praise from Kirkus Reviews. Kobee Manatee: Climate Change and The Great Blue Hole Hazard is the newest installment in the award-winning Kobee Manatee® Children’s Educational Picture Book Series. The story follows Kobee and his seafaring friends on a Caribbean adventure to help his cousin Quinn with her underwater café called Quinn's Seagrass Café. Their adventure is filled with interesting facts about climate change, and the danger plastic pollution is having in our oceans and on our coral reefs. Manatees eat seagrass and their food supply is dwindling due to warming seas. Each book in the series comes with an educational component for teachers and parents to use. Find it.... 
"Manatee is a lovable and magnetic host, leading readers into the waters that cover 70% of the earth while opening young minds to the connections between human actions and marine ecosystems. Creating opportunities, which inspire love for our marine animals can cultivate an environmentally responsible conscience that can last a lifetime." — Dr. Tracy Fanara, Host of Inspector Planet and expert contributor for this book in the series. 
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DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy to facilitate a review. Opinions are mine, alone and are freely given. Winner's copy is provided and shipped directly to the winner by publicist, publisher, or author. Chat With Vera is not responsible for lost or misdirected prizes.


  1. I let a stranger go in front of me in line today at the grocery store.

  2. I love the illustrations in the book!


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