Award-Winning Author Robert Scott Thayer Signs his Kobee Manatee Books at 2022 ALA!
Greetings … it’s great to start traveling again! The creator of the award-winning Kobee Manatee® Children’s Educational series will be attending the 2022 American Library Association [ALA] Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. on June 25th.
Opening speakers Include ALA President Patricia “Patty” Wong and FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel
Jessica Rosenworcel is chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). She is a sought-after speaker and “one of the most powerful federal policymakers when it comes to information access, and an ally of America’s libraries. Since joining the FCC in 2012, the Commission has made significant strides to bridge the digital divide and close the homework gap. ALA is particularly grateful for her staunch support of the federal E-rate program, which makes internet service affordable for thousands of libraries and schools across the nation.” Jessica “works to promote greater opportunity, accessibility, and affordability in our communications services in order to ensure that all Americans get a fair shot at 21st-century success.”
ALA President Patricia “Patty” Wong will “host a lively, fireside conversation with Rosenworcel, as she puts a human face on policymaking and provides insight into current issues central to the core values of libraries, from the ongoing fight to preserve a free and open internet (net neutrality) to the challenges and solutions to close the digital divide.”
“Patricia ‘Patty’ Wong is the first Asian American to serve as president of the American Library Association (ALA). Patty has been an active ALA member for 37 years. She is a member of the Freedom to Read Foundation and, as an ALA Executive Board member, has worked with the association’s Intellectual Freedom Committee, Committee on Legislation, and the Conference Committee.”
Robert will be signing his latest Award-Winning Kobee Manatee Children’s Installment on Climate Change!
This award-winning fourth installment is an easy and effortless tool teaching kids about climate change.
When you read this award-winning educational picture book to children, you’ll discover it’s a fun and fictional adventure loaded with weaved in facts on climate change and plastic pollution. This helps children learn about this serious subject in a fun and entertaining way. Here’s a brief synopsis …
Kobee Manatee, the protagonist and his seafaring pals, Tess the seahorse and Pablo the hermit crab swim from the Cayman Islands to Belize. Kobee wants to help his cousin Quinn clean up plastic litter at her new, all-veggie underwater bistro called Quinn’s Seagrass Café.
On their Caribbean journey they encounter harmful effects of climate change and plastic pollution. As if that wasn’t enough, several other unforeseen problems occur with a distressed loggerhead turtle, a giant Portuguese man-of-war, and a venomous scorpionfish. They’re all amazed when they discover the extraordinary Great Blue Hole. Then their adventure takes another crazy turn when Pablo plunges into its huge abyss!
Each page includes in-depth, scientific details on climate change and plastic pollution in our oceans with Dr. Tracy Fanara, Inspector Planet & NOAA Scientist. Tracy can be seen on The Weather Channel and Fox News & Weather as a visiting expert.
We have Fantastic Reviews on this New Release!
“A well-crafted, thoughtful, and well-illustrated addition to a noteworthy educational book series.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Robert Scott Thayer presents an important environmental message in an engaging story with wonderful characters. Anyone who loves the ocean and wants to help save it should read Kobee Manatee: Climate Change and The Great Blue Hole Hazard. I’m looking forward to the next Kobee Manatee adventure.” —Readers’ Favorite
For young readers who enjoy imaginative tales surrounding affable and heroic sea creatures, as well as parents and/or teachers looking for a way to introduce youngsters to the importance of marine conservation, Kobee Manatee® Climate Change and The Great Blue Hole Hazard offers a perfect blend. Highly recommended! – Chanticleer Book Reviews
Keep watching for more of my updates on climate change!
If you see any sick or injured manatees, please call the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at: 1-888-404-3922 (FWCC). They are the folks who are responsible for rescuing us in Florida.
Here’s the link to the 2022 ALA Annual Conference …
Here’s the Save the Manatee Club link to learn more about us manatees …
Here’s a cool link for you to learn more about how we’re rescued and brought into rehabilitation …
~ Kobee Manatee