This is a children’s book about a manatee that is traveling back to Florida before winter comes and he gets too cold. Along the way, he makes two new friends and they make the journey together. The illustrations in this book are beautiful. The colors are pleasing to the eye and the rounded edges of everything add to the softness to the story. The author includes facts about manatees throughout the book. I found the facts fascinating and educational but they could be distracting at times. It broke up the story line a little too much and I felt that some of the fun facts could be placed on a different page so that they went with the story line on that page. I believe young children will enjoy the pictures and the story and as they age, they will get more benefit from the fun facts. This is a book that I would recommend to my friends who are teachers, especially science teachers.
*Book provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review; Read January 2014*