Kobee Manatee Climate Change and The Great Blue Hole Hazard


Children - Action
32 Pages
Reviewed on 05/03/2021
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Author Biography

Children's author Robert Scott Thayer, is also a recording artist who writes and sings in the pop, jazz, and children's genres. Robert has won several International Songwriting Awards including those from Billboard. His children's tune, Kobee's Song, produced by Grammy winner Jim Cravero, is fun, upbeat, and has a reggae groove. Kids love it! It's about the clever marine mammal protagonist wearing a purple cap and a yellow jersey, KOBEE MANATEE®, and his ocean adventures in Thayer's award-winning children's educational picture book series. Thayer said, "What Walt Disney's creativity and branding did with a mouse, my mantra is to do the same with a manatee." In his third installment, Kobee Manatee® Shipwreck Sea Friends, Robert collaborated with Fabien Cousteau, oldest grandson of legendary ocean pioneer, Jacques Cousteau. In Thayer's upcoming fourth installment, Kobee Manatee® Climate Change and The Great Blue Hole Hazard, the focus is on "climate change" and "plastic pollution," with Dr. Tracy Fanara, Inspector Planet & NOAA Coastal Modeling Portfolio Manager. Titles are targeted to K-3.
Ever since he was young, Thayer had a passion for manatees, weather, and ocean life. Robert earned a degree from Temple University in Philadelphia and also worked as a copywriter. He is a member of IBPA (Independent Book Publishers Association), SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators), the Authors Guild, BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.), and the Save the Manatee Club in Maitland, Florida. Robert currently resides in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Learn more about Robert Scott Thayer at ... https://www.KobeeManatee.com

    Book Review

Reviewed by Kristine Zimmerman for Readers' Favorite

Kobee Manatee and his friends, Tess and Pablo, are off on another underwater adventure in Kobee Manatee: Climate Change and The Great Blue Hole Hazard. Kobee and his friends set off from Grand Cayman for their 500-mile journey to his cousin’s cafe in Belize. They’ve been invited to help clean up some plastic litter and to see The Great Blue Hole, part of the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System. On the way they see a turtle trapped in some plastic, which they help remove. Tameeka joins them on their trek to Belize. They discuss the things they see on the way from a Portuguese Man-of-War to coral bleaching. There is a scary moment as they arrive at The Great Blue Hole but Tameeka saves the day. They end their journey at the Seagrass Café, picking up litter and enjoying a delicious meal.

Kobee Manatee: Climate Change and The Great Blue Hole Hazard is an informative and exciting aquatic tale. Author Robert Scott Thayer has included Kobee’s Fun Facts on every page, and they are full of information. They include information on organizations that support oceans and ways that kids can encourage their families and friends to reduce plastic pollution. Lauren Gallegos has created a colorful ocean world with her illustrations. I especially love Tess's beautiful vivid mane! Robert Scott Thayer presents an important environmental message in an engaging story with wonderful characters. Anyone who loves the ocean and wants to help save it should read Kobee Manatee: Climate Change and The Great Blue Hole Hazard. I’m looking forward to the next Kobee Manatee adventure.