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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.