Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Hope for Winter: The True Story of a Remarkable Dolphin Friendship, written by David Yates, reviewed by Klaudia Janek
Straight Talk for Librarians: The story in this picture book is told in such a way that as the facts are presented, it is still suspenseful and readers will keep hoping that things will turn out for Hope and Winter. There are a lot of photographs that help to tell the story. I think this book does a lot to raise awareness about dolphins and about the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and the dedicated team of scientists. This book is good for independent reading in informational texts. It is packed full of information and there is some scientific terminology that readers will learn. The book is positive and hopeful, even though the dolphins ended up at the aquarium due to tragic circumstances. It might be a bit of a tear-jerker, but is a must-read for all dolphin lovers.