ABOUT THE AUTHOR
> Freelance Art Director
> Raised in Los Angeles CA, now living in Orange County
> Interests: Surfing, Animals, Volunteering, Hiking, Technology
Special Note: This is my first self-published book and it would not have been possible to create without the contribution of my talented and amazing friends...
Spot: A Sea Pup's Survival Guide
Special Thanks To:
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER
> Photographer, Author, & Diver
> Teaches underwater photography in Alaska, Canada, California and Mexico and is a strong advocate for the sea and it’s inhabitants
> Exhibits photography work in galleries around the world
> Authored 3 acclaimed photography books: SEE MORE
ABOUT OUR FAVORITE EDUCATOR (Also Author & Illustrator's Mom!)
> Elementary school teacher with over 30 years experience
> Masters in multicultural education
> Best Trip: Science Expedition to Antarctica
> Favorite Quote:
"Children are one third of our population and all of our future."
WHY IS THIS BOOK SO SPECIAL?
• The main story is told with rhyming words
• Includes a charming main character with an important lesson in ecology
• Includes vibrant & playful Illustrations
• Includes Ocean Photography & Facts
• Includes Lesson Plan Activities (inside the book!)
Contact Author directly to visit your school for a book reading!
Tara Crow, Biologist
Ocean View Farms
Heal the Bay Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
Lindsay Lezama, Educator with Natural Science focused studies
Laguna Beach Pacific Marine Mammal Center
... and to all those dedicated to protecting our oceans and marine life.
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR
> Illustrator, Graphic Designer
> Interests: Science & Engineering, Marathons, Beach, Hiking, Travel
> Favorite Artist: Salvador Dali
> Favorite Quote: "Life Is Either a Daring Adventure or Nothing."
ABOUT THE EDITOR
> Bachelor of Arts in English from California State University, Fullerton
> Born and raised in Orange County, CA
> Interests: traveling, trying new restaurants, paper crafts, and of course, grammar!
This book has a simple message: "Be kind to the planet. Be kind to each other." It follows the story of a baby sea lion who gets tangled in trash and rescued by humans.
The back of the book includes a very basic teacher/parent guide, to encourage conversations with children about a few themes: helping each other, recycling, and protecting our oceans and marine life.
👉YOUTUBE INTERVIEW HERE: https://youtu.be/SkhQvOb1Pk4