NONFICTION

Sea Otters: A Survival Story

Orca. (Orca Wild). Apr. 2020. 128p. Tr $24.95. ISBN 9781459817371.
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Gr 4-7–Sea otters are cute, smart, and endangered. Author and wildlife photographer Groc shows readers the history of sea otters, their recovery from near-extinction, and what people can do to help save these marine animals. The book features full-color photographs and, much like its series predecessors, the text explains how humans have made an impact on a species and provides conservation tips. The book describes what otters eat, where they live, how they raise their pups, and the difficulties prey, humans, and changing ecosystems have imposed on them throughout the years. Nested between chapters are sections (“In the Field”) where a biologist or person who works closely with sea otters discusses their job or role in helping sea otters thrive.
VERDICT This very relevant book on climate change and endangered species is a strong choice for all nonfiction collections. Give to readers who are interested in books that show how to make a real difference for the overall welfare of the planet.

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