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SURYIA SWIMS is subtitled THE TRUE STORY OF HOW AN ORANGUTAN LEARNED TO SWIM. Authors Bhagavan Antle and Thea Feldman with photographer Barry Bland (Holt, May 2012) show Suryia in the bathtub and then later in the swimming pool. Suryia is, as far as scientists know, the only orangutan to take to the water and swim. He swims with all manner of other animals including tigers and a dog. Suryia and the other animals in the book reside on an animal preserve. <92>




MACHINES GO TO WORK IN THE CITY by William Low (Holt, June 2012) has multiple flaps throughout the books that kids can open to see more of the crane, bulldozer, or vacuum truck. Many of these machines may be unfamiliar to readers, so this will serve as a good introduction to the machines that help keep our city running. <93>





LEOPARD AND SILKIE: ONE BOY'S QUEST TO SAVE THE SEAL PUPS by Brenda Peterson with photographs by Robin Lindsey (Holt/Ottaviano, April 2012) is about the quest to save seal pups who are often abandoned by their mothers when humans crowd around them. These two seal pups are protected by a citizen's group known as Seal Sitters. Their task is to keep the seals safe from predators and from the humans who are incredibly curious about them <94>
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