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Kobee Manatee

A Wild Weather Adventure

Robert Scott Thayer, BA, Lauren Gallegos, BA (Illustrator)


List Price: 16.99*
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Winner, Silver Medal in the Children's Adventure Category, 2015 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards
Winner, Silver Award in Cover Design in Children's/YA Category, 2016 IBPA's Ben Franklin 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.

Praise For Kobee Manatee: A Wild Weather Adventure

“A rare children’s book that gives kids a colorful learning adventure and some weather fun facts parents will enjoy too.”  —Rob Marciano, senior meteorologist, ABC News

“An appealing picture book distinguished by its colorful images, creatively distilled meteorological facts, and simple but dynamic storytelling.”  —Kirkus Reviews

“This vibrantly illustrated and amusing adventure will make learning about weather feel incidental.”   Foreword Clarion Reviews

Thompson Mill Press, 9780988326941, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 8, 2015

About the Author

Robert Scott Thayer is an award-winning recording artist in the pop, jazz, and children’s genres and a member of the Save the Manatee Club in Maitland, Florida. He is the author of Kobee Manatee: Heading Home to Florida. He lives in Newtown, Pennsylvania. Lauren Gallegos is a children’s book illustrator who enjoys hiking and the beauty of nature. She is the illustrator of Vulture Verses: Love Poems for the Unloved. She lives in Brea, California.