Thursday, August 15, 2013

How the Oysters Saved the Bay by Jeff Dombek

About How the Oysters Saved the Bay

The Chesapeake Bay is a wondrous and exciting place to live. But oysters Chester and Meredith have a big problem: pollution in the waters of the Bay is making the underwater grasses sick. The grasses are home to so many young fish, crabs, and other creatures in the Bay; the disappearance of underwater grasses could lead to the sad loss of even more species. So much is at stake! How can Chester and Meredith possibly figure out a way to save the grasses and also the Bay? See how Chester and Meredith lead their underwater friends to clear up their messy and murky problem. 
Early reader–ages 5-8
Size: 11" x 8 1/2" | 35 illustrations | 32 pp

ISBN13: 9780764342837 | Binding: hard cover
Published March 28th 2013 by Schiffer Publishing

About Author

Jeff Dombek is an author/illustrator whose work includes Sam: The Tale of a Chesapeake Bay Rockfish. A Maryland public school art teacher since 1989, he loves the outdoors, especially fishing, kayaking, and mountain biking.

My Thoughts
This is a tale of how the inhabitants that live in the salty waters of Chesapeake Bay worked together to save the bay.  Yes the oysters and the fish were able pull all of their resources and save the day, I meant the bay.

Chester and Meredith are the oysters that started the whole campaign when they overheard that a problem with the water was making  the inhabitants of the bay sick.

The crabby crab was skeptical and told them they were all doomed!

Rocky the rockfish was encouraged by what Chester was planning and went to spread the word to all the oyster in the bay as to how they could help Chester save the bay.

The author writes this story so small children can grasp the meaning of how the oysters save the bay without getting into the scientific terminology and details.  Even his illustrations depict a story that children can interpret.  

You must remember to approach this book as educational with a fun twist.

The book would make a great addition to libraries of children, educators, homeschoolers, librarians, parents and grandparents. 

For all ages to enjoy!

I rated this book a 5 out of 5.

Disclosure: I received a free  copy of this book from Schiffer Publishing for review. I was in no way compensated for this review.  It is my honest opinion.

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