In the Pacific Northwest, concerned volunteers become seal sitters, keeping vigil over the vulnerable baby seals that are left on the shore while their mothers hunt for food. Surviving in the animal kingdom is never easy and this informative picture book gives a first-hand look at what baby seals are up against. With its emphasis on human compassion, this true account teaches children to appreciate the natural world by helping in any way they can. The star of the book is six year old Miles, who organizes his own rescue mission to help the seals survive.
“Use this book to show a program in which children are actively involved and to encourage volunteerism.”--School Library Journal
"Lindsey’s excellent photographs show why humans can’t stay away: Leopard’s large, dark eyes and expressive mug seem to be smiling right at the viewer, and his furry, floppy body just calls out for a hug.”--Horn Book Magazine
"Although photos of the adorable seal pups steal this nicely designed picture book, kids will likely find Miles—someone who is much like them—to be inspiring, and his efforts may spark an interest in animal rights."--BooklistPraise for Duck and Cover: A New York Times Notable Book “Bittersweet and utterly beguiling.” —Publishers Weekly “A hauntingly funny writer . . . the balance she strikes is almost hypnotic.” —Los Angeles Times “A highly original work by an intriguing author.” —Kirkus Reviews