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Kobee Manatee

Climate Change and The Great Blue Hole Hazard

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


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Kobee Manatee® and his seafaring pals, Tess the seahorse and Pablo the hermit crab are swimming from the Cayman Islands to Belize to help his cousin Quinn clean up plastic litter at her new, all-veggie underwater bistro called Quinn’s Seagrass Café. On their Caribbean journey, they encounter harmful effects of climate change and plastic pollution, along with several other unforeseen problems - a distressed loggerhead turtle, a giant Portuguese man-of-war, and a venomous scorpionfish. Then the friends discover the amazing Great Blue Hole. Their adventure takes another surprising turn when Pablo plunges into its huge abyss! Can Kobee and his buddies save Pablo?

Praise For Kobee Manatee: Climate Change and The Great Blue Hole Hazard

"Kobee Manatee is a lovable and magnetic host, leading readers into the waters that cover 70% of the earth while opening young minds to the connections between human actions and marine ecosystems. Creating opportunities, which inspire love for our marine animals can cultivate an environmentally responsible conscience that can last a lifetime." —Dr. Tracy Fanara, Inspector Planet & NOAA Coastal Portfolio Modeling Manager

“Robert Scott Thayer presents an important environmental message in an engaging story with wonderful characters. Anyone who loves the ocean and wants to help save it should read Kobee Manatee: Climate Change and The Great Blue Hole Hazard. I’m looking forward to the next Kobee Manatee adventure.”   —Readers' Favorite

"A well-crafted, thoughtful, and well-illustrated addition to a noteworthy educational book series." —Kirkus Reviews

Thompson Mill Press, 9780997123999, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 28, 2021

About the Author

Robert Scott Thayer is passionate about manatees, weather, and the oceans. He is the author of the award-winning Kobee Manatee® Children’s Educational series. Robert is also a recording artist who writes and sings in the pop, jazz, and children’s genres. Thayer has won several International Music Awards including those from Billboard. Robert’s music is available on iTunes. “Kobee’s Song” was produced by Grammy award winner Jim Cravero. Thayer received a degree from Temple University in Philadelphia. He is a member of the Author’s Guild, SCBWI, and BMI. Learn more at Lauren Gallegos earned her BFA in Illustration from Cal State Fullerton in 2009. Lauren has illustrated several children's books and has won several awards. When she isn't illustrating, Lauren loves hiking and enjoying the beauty of nature. She lives with her husband and 2 young kids in Southern California. See more of Lauren's work at