Synopses & Reviews
Did you know that dolphins drink milk? Or that some scientists believe dolphins' ancestors once walked on land? Today, there are 37 different kinds of dolphins, from the familiar bottlenose to some rare river-dwellers. Uncover the secrets of dolphins, layer by layer, in this unique book. Kids can plunge into weird and wild facts, cool illustrations, diagrams, and an amazing 3-D layered model of a bottlenose dolphin.
Dolphins have long been a source of fascination for humans for their immense intelligence, charming personalities, and magnificent acrobatics. But there are lots of things that we dont know about these captivating mammals: Did you know that there are 37 different species of dolphins? Or that dolphins drink milk? That they take naps? Or that some scientists believe that the dolphins ancestors once walked upright on land? Here, 3-D, layered models let children look through a dolphin's insides while they encounter interesting facts and vivid illustrations along the way.
About the Author
David George Gordon is the award-winning author of 14 books on wildlife and wild places. He is a regular contributor to National Geographic Kids magazine and serves as the science writer for Washington Sea Grant Program, a branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, headquartered in the University of Washington in Seattle. Gordon resides in Port Townsend, WA.