Illustrated by Jim Fowler
First book in the Dolphin Trilogy
Finished: Apr. 26, 2008
First Published: 1990
Genre: children, nonfiction, animals
The Florida sun warmed our backs as we loaded the diving gear aboard our boat.
Reason for Reading: Dad read this to the 7yo and I didn't want to miss out.
Comments: Wayne Grover goes diving off the coast of Florida. As he is enjoying the beauty he hears a series a clicks. As he looks for the source of the sound a family of dolphins, two adults and a baby, come up to him. The baby is wedged between the two adults and he can see that the baby has been injured. A plastic fishing line is wrapped tightly around the baby's tail fin and embedded into the skin. The baby is in pain and blood is flowing from the wound. The adults manoeuvre the baby in front of Wayne and he realizes that they are asking for his help. This is an awe striking and heart touching story with a real sense of urgency as Grover tries to save the baby before sharks catch the scent of his blood. Highly recommended to animal lovers.