Water Beds: Sleeping in the Ocean by Gail Langer Karwoski


A soothing bedtime story…

 Water beds: Sleeping in the Ocean answers the question of how marine mammals-animals that live in water but breathe air-manage to sleep in the ocean. Young readers meet ten marine mammals, including sea otters, bottlenose dolphins, manatees, and harbor seals and learn about their unique habits. Although the brief portraits are based on the up-to-date scientific research, author Gail Langer Karwoski weaves the facts into simple, poetic language, and Connie McLennan’s rich oil paintings capture the ocean’s habitats and its appealing creatures. This really is the perfect story-time book! My son and I received it and really enjoyed it! Water Beds invites children to drift into sleep on gentle waves of imagination. Water Beds has been vetted for scientific accuracy by Sea World. Children, parents and teachers will love the “For Creative Minds” educational section at the end of the book. It includes: Fun Facts about mammals, Teaching trivia about how marine mammals adapt to their habitat and a “Design-Your-Own-Marine Mammal” craft. Add this one to your summer reading list and find it at Sylvan Dell Publishing.

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