Sunday, January 17, 2016
Kobee Manatee: A Wild Weather Adventure, by Robert Scott Thayer Review
Winner, Silver Medal in the Children's Adventure Category, 2015 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards
Finalist, Children's Educational Category, 2015 USA Best Book Awards
Loaded with surprises and exciting facts about weather, this thrilling tale follows Kobee Manatee as he travels across the mighty Atlantic Ocean into the strong Gulf Stream current . . . during hurricane season! His daring adventure begins when Kobee decides that he wants to surprise his sister Kim, who lives in the Bahamas, on her birthday. Will Kobee and his friends, Tess and Pablo, be able to travel safely from their home in Key West, Florida, through all of the wild tropical weather coming their way? Each page includes in-depth, scientific details titled “Kobee’s Fun Facts,” which expand on the weather events that the characters encounter along the way.
Robert Scott Thayer is also a recording artist who writes and sings in the pop, jazz, and children's genres. Robert has won several International Songwriting Awards including those from Billboard. His newest children's tune, Kobee's Song, produced by Grammy winner Jim Cravero, is fun, upbeat, and has a solid reggae groove. It's about the clever protagonist, KOBEE MANATEE, in Thayer's children's informational picture book series.
I received a complimentary copy.
Cassandra's Review- I must point out that the illustrations in this book are amazing. Very bright and they caught my children's interest right from the start. Each page has a really fun fact for the kids to learn. I also enjoyed a separate CD that had one track for Kobee. The book is super fun to read outloud to the kids and would be an excellent collection to any home or school library!