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A Fun-loving Oceanic Odyssey: SAMMY & SCARLETT'S CORAL REEF ADVENTURE Book Review

Today's book is a fun-loving oceanic odyssey, SAMMY & SCARLETT'S CORAL REEF ADVENTURE by Robert Andrew Provan and illustrated by Mary Wentzel. This book review was made possible thanks to iRead Book Tours. Check out my post and be sure to enter the giveaway!


My Review:


"Sammy & Scarlett's Coral Reef Adventure" is a delightful and heartwarming children's book by Robert Andrew Provan, beautifully illustrated by Mary Wentzel. This charming tale takes readers on an underwater journey filled with friendship, trust, and environmental awareness.

The story centers around two endearing characters: Sammy, a sergeant major fish, and Scarlett, a yellowtail snapper. After a dramatic wave washes them out of their tidal pool home, they find safety and shelter in the enchanting mangrove forest. Their decision to leave this sanctuary and embark on a daring adventure to the barrier reef of the Florida Keys marks the beginning of an epic journey.

What truly makes this story special is the addition of Howie, a hawksbill sea turtle. Howie becomes a guiding light for Sammy and Scarlett as they venture across the sea-grass meadows. His kindness and wisdom impart important life lessons to these young fish. The friendship that blossoms among the three is heartwarming and showcases the power of camaraderie and trust.

The story not only entertains but also subtly educates young readers about the importance of teamwork and the need to protect our oceans. Sammy, Scarlett, and Howie work together to fend off predators and even protect Howie from the dangers of human litter, such as plastic bags. The book's environmental message is delivered in a gentle and approachable manner, making it accessible to children and emphasizing the role they can play in preserving our marine ecosystems.

The illustrations by Mary Wentzel are a true highlight of this book. They vividly capture the underwater world, bringing the characters and their surroundings to life with vibrant colors and attention to detail. Wentzel's artwork complements the narrative perfectly, enhancing the reader's immersion into the story.

"Sammy & Scarlett's Coral Reef Adventure" is a heartwarming and educational tale that will captivate young readers and parents alike. It encourages empathy, cooperation, and environmental consciousness in a way that is both engaging and inspiring. This book is a must-read for families seeking an enchanting and educational story that celebrates the beauty of marine life and the importance of friendship and conservation. Robert Andrew Provan and Mary Wentzel have created a gem that will leave a lasting impression on young minds.


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