This post is sponsored by The Children’s Book Review and Jeanne Walker Harvey. Amazon links are referral links.
Hawaiian people feel fortunate if they spot a Hawaiian monk seal on the beach, because these beautiful, gentle creatures are endangered and face the possibility of extinction. There is no more beloved Hawaiian monk seal than Honey Girl, a seal who is known as a “super mom” for all of the pups that she’s raised. The book Honey Girl: the Hawaiian Monk Seal by Jeanne Walker Harvey tells Honey Girl’s amazing story of rescue, and how preserving her life has helped the Monk Seal population.
One day, some kite surfers saw a monk seal that appeared to be tangled up in some green algae floating in the ocean. That monk seal turned out to be Honey Girl, and her problems were much worse than just algae. Honey Girl had a fishing hook stuck in her cheek, and her tongue had become infected from fishing line cuts. Would Honey Girl be able to survive?
I read this book with my animal-loving seven-year-old, who plans on becoming a veterinarian one day. He loved hearing Honey Girl’s story, and was fascinated with the details of her treatment and recovery. He cheered as Honey Girl’s condition improved, and we both loved seeing the “super mom” Honey Girl become a grandmother at the end of the story!
This book was a fascinating look at wild animal rescue and conservation, and also taught important lessons about preserving endangered species. As we head into spring, this book is the perfect read for Earth Day. The book includes lots of additional information about Hawaiian Monk Seals, making it the perfect jumping off point for a unit study.
One (1) grand prize winner receives:
A copy of Honey Girl: The Hawaiian Monk Seal, autographed by Jeanne Walker Harvey
- A copy of Astro: The Steller Sea Lion, autographed by Jeanne Walker Harvey
Two (2) plush toy animals
Age Range: 5-8
Hardcover: 32 pages
Giveaway begins February 22, 2017, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends March 22, 2017, at 11:59 P.M. MT.
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