The true story of the friendship of seal pups Leopard and Silkie and the volunteers who protected them takes place in the fall of 2007 in the Pacific Northwest - only minutes from the heart of Seattle's bustling downtown. Leopard and Silkie were just two of the many seal pups that Seal Sitters Marine Mammal Stranding Network looked after that season.
Seals and other wildlife need time to rest and gain strength. Sometimes, they need human protection to ensure they can do that safely. Many coasts all over the world are habitat for seals and other marine mammals. You can learn how to share the shores with other animals and protect them from such dangers as off leash dogs and people who get too close. Wherever you live, there is wildlife. Why not start your own volunteer wildlife club?
Leopard & Silkie: One Boy's Quest to Save the Seal Pups
Brenda Peterson, author and Robin Lindsey, photographer
In the Pacific Northwest, concerned volunteers become Seal Sitters, keeping vigil over the vulnerable seal pups who rest on our shores. Miles, a young volunteer, is particularly concerned about the seals. He set out to help them in his own special way.
Surviving in the animal kingdom is never easy, and this informative picture book gives a first-hand look at what seal pups are up against. With its emphasis on human compassion and assistance, this story teaches children to appreciate the natural world by helping protect seal pups. Get the book. (Age 4-8)