~Written by Lynda Wurster Deniger
~Illustrated by Paulette Ferguson
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Patti Pelican and the Gulf Oil Spill by Lynda Wurster Deniger recounts the tragic Gulf Oil Spill in 2010 and how it endangered the lives of many animals that call the Gulf home.
Captain Charley, a shrimp boat captain, is getting ready to head out on his boat Salty Seas when devastating news of an explosion on an oil rig comes across his radio. Charley's friends Patti Pelican, Sammy Seagull and Dottie Dolphin hear the news, but don't quite understand the gravity of the situation until the oil begins to take over the waters in which they live and eat. Hungry, Patti Pelican and Sammy Seagull venture into the oily waters to hunt for fish. The harmful oil soon overtakes them and they become sick and unable to fly. Will their friend Charley find them in time to save them?
Patti Pelican and The Gulf Oil Spill is illustrated by Paulette Ferguson. The illustrations vividly illuminate what humans and animals faced during this catastrophic event.
The story teaches children just how delicate our planet is and how one event can effect the lives of many. Children also discover how people worked together to save the gulf and all the creatures that inhabit the area.
I recommend reading Patti Pelican and The Gulf Oil Spill.
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