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THE ADVENTURES OF PELICAN PETE: FIRST DISCOVERIES

Author: Frances Keiser

Illustrator: Hugh Keiser

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Publisher: Sagaponack Books, ©2006

Material: hard cover

Summary: This is the story of Pelican Pete and what he sees as he flies. Learn about the things and places he discovers. The book ends with a message about animal habitat and conservation. This is one title in a nonfiction picture book series about a Pelican.

Type of Reading: family reading, bedtime story, anytime reading, read aloud book, middle grade reader

Recommended Age: read together: 4 to 8; read yourself: 7 to 9

Interest Level: 4 to 8

Age of Child: Students at Northumberland High School read this book as part of a Use Your ABCs initiative in Newport News, VA.

Young Reader Reaction: I liked this story. This is a fun book and I would like to read it again.

Adult Reader Reaction: The book wraps a lot of facts in a story of this young bird's adventures. It introduces kids to history, pelican facts, and the concept of conservation.

Pros: The pictures make this a fun story as you follow Pelican Pete on his adventures.

Cons: None noted.

If You Liked This Book, Try: AMERICA'S REAL FIRST THANKSGIVING; St. Augustine, Florida, September 8, 1565   AND STILL THE TURTLE WATCHED   WHERE SHOULD TURTLE BE?

Notes: 2008 Silver Recipient: Illustrated Series, Moms Choice Awards

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book, animal stories, nature, series book

Date(s) Reviewed: February 2009

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