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This Is a Sea Cow
Written and Illustrated by Cassandra Federman
Published by Albert Whitman & Co.
When an imaginative second-grader writes a school report about sea cows, the subject is not happy with her portrayal. Sea Cow—or Manatee, as she prefers to be called—comes to life on the pages of the report and decides to defend herself against unflattering comparisons to set the record straight with fascinating facts about manatees.
"This engaging account is disguised as a homework assignment on marine mammals. Digitally collaged art combines the paper of the report with photos of pencils and crayons to emulate a student's workspace. An appealing first look." — Kirkus Reviews
"This Is a Sea Cow will have kids laughing out loud at story time. Federman knows how to quickly pull her readers into this funny and informative story. The book’s colorful, kid-like artwork cleverly incorporates a variety of features guaranteed to keep a child’s interest. The twist at the end will charm children. Federman’s adept use of kid-friendly prose in this light-hearted look at the much-loved manatee will make this a regularly requested read for animal lovers.” — Ronna Mandel, Good Reads with Ronna