cecily's summer

Summary:
Cecily, a seal pup, is separated from her mother when a boat goes roaring through the harbor. She asked the gulls and the porpoises, but they could not help. Finally, exhausted, she fell asleep on a rock. A woman and her dog found Cecily. The woman's family nursed her to full health, and after six weeks, Cecily returned to the sea.
Educational Themes:
Head to the back of the book first to get some details about Cecily's true story. There is information there about working with the local wildlife authorities.
Reading Level:
0.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
9 to 12
Recommended Age To Read Together:
7 to 10
Age of child:
Read with a 9-year-old girl.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow. This is a well written, wonderfully illustrated book. It would be especially nice to share before a summer trip to Maine.
Little Kid Reaction:
Our daughter liked the pictures but got very impatient with all of the details. "There are too many words." She laughed at some of Cecily's brain bubbles.
Big Kid Reaction:
Knowing that this is based on a true story is what kept us reading. There were lots of questions I would love to have asked the author. It is well written, but is better suited for middle grade students given the level of detail and the amount of text.
Pros:

Animal lovers - especially those who love rescue stories - will fall in love with Cecily.

Cons:

Don't mistake this picture book as one young children will sit through.


Title Cecily's Summer
Author Nan Lincoln
Publisher Bunker Hill Publishing Inc © 2005
Illustrators Patricia J. Wynne
ISBN 9781593730475
Material Hard Cover
Cost $16.95
Genres Animal Characters, Picture Book, Middle Grade
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