Caramel loves books with facts. He also loves soft squishy toys. So he could not help but get exceptionally excited when he visited the book fair in his school and he saw Sea Bunnies, a 2021 book by Kelly Hargrave. The book was colorful and full of interesting facts, and on top of all that goodness, it came with a new squishy friend! So of course today Caramel is talking about Sea Bunnies. As usual, Sprinkles is taking notes and asking questions.
Sprinkles: So Caramel, you saw this book and had to read it!
Caramel: Yes! Can you imagine me passing by a book about our distant relatives? They are called sea bunnies, so they must be related to us somehow, right?
S: Hmm, i’m not so sure. Guinea pigs are not really related to pigs. So what are these sea bunnies? Are they mammals like regular bunnies are?
C: Well, not really. They are sea slugs.
S: Hmm, so they are not really bunnies after all.
C: No, but they have antennas that look like bunny ears, so people call them sea bunnies. And they are cute! Though maybe not as cute as most bunnies. Still they can be our friends.
S: Especially your new squishy friend, right?
C: Yes! My squishy friend is very cute. He might actually be cuter than the real sea bunnies, but that’s alright I think.
S: So let us get back to the book. Tell us a bit about it please.
C: The book has fifty pages. On each two-page spread, you learn about a new type of sea slug or sea bunny. There are about thirty different types they talk about. For example, there is one they call a Ninja Sea Slug. Then there is a sea angel. There is a leaf sheep. And so on.
S: So they all have interesting names!
C: Yes, in the beginning the author says “each sea slug featured in this book has been given an awesome nickname.” And they are awesome nicknames!
S: I agree. They are all pretty imaginative and evocative nanes.
C: Those would be some words I could use to describe the book!
S: I guess so. But I’d also assume you would want to say “colorful” and “fact-full”, right?
C: Yes! The book is very colorful and full of facts!
S: Any facts that were new for you?
C: Of course! I didn’t even know that there was an animal called a sea bunny, to start with. So yes.
S: True, the name was new, but what else did you learn about these creatures?
C: They have tentacles, and some have wing-like extensions. Some glow in the dark. Some are pink and have toxins. They can be all sorts of colors. There are over two thousand different types of sea slugs!
S: Those are all very interesting facts Caramel! I’m glad you read this book.
C: Me, too! And I’m glad I have a new squishy friend!
S: I know. Okay, this is probably a good time to wrap up the review so you can continue to play with him. What would you like to tell our readers?
C: Stay tuned for more book bunny adventures!
5 thoughts on “Caramel reviews Sea Bunnies by Kelly Hargrave”
Not surprisingly, a land bunny is interested in sea bunnies. 😀
Fun fact: Predators stay away from these little slugs because they’re very toxic. They cleverly absorb toxins from the creatures they feed on, like toxic sponges. They can also steal the stingers out of jellyfish and use them against predators. You don’t want to mess with these tiny bunny lookalikes!
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I am happy he went to the book fair and found a book he likes. By the time he becomes a teenager, he will be an animal expert. Many people never heard of sea bunnies.
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