Wednesday, July 13, 2011

For all the children

Our new children's book, Leopard and Silkie: And One Boy's Quest to Save Seal Pups with photographs by Robin Lindsey

Last week, after three years in the making -- and many seal pup Seal Sitting seasons, we went to press with our new children's book (ages 4-everyone). This book was a labor of love all round -- from the seals, Leopard and Silkie, who inspired this story, to the Seal Sitters who protect the seals now year-round. The editor was fabulous and devoted to wildlife and the production team at Henry Holt for Young Readers gave us the most beautiful design we could ever imagine.

Though the book isn't published until early spring, 2012, we've already begun publicizing it in our school presentations and training sessions. We just had another successful training of Seal Sitter volunteers last weekend. Forty-five people showed up and we're preparing for another busy pup season. Every day as we take our beach walks, we're on the lookout for newborn pups on our very busy beaches.

Here's our new bookmark with illustrations by Uko Gorter and designed by Robin Lindsey, who also designed and helped produce the gorgeous signs that now adorn our beaches. We are grateful to the City of Seattle who gave us a neighborhood grant for education and conservation.

For more information, please visit our website at: and see the video and read the Blubber Blog, written by First Responder, Robin Lindsey.

See you on the beach and if you're interested in becoming a volunteer, please sign up through our website.