I just received a huge packet of thank you notes in response to my visit with Manatee Middle School 7th graders. Here are a few of the fun quotes: “When you first started reading the book, I was hooked in the beginning. When you stopped reading the beginning , I’m just like NOOOOO, keep reading!!!!”[...]
Famous ocean explorer and advocate, Dr. Sylvia Earle, recommends The Shark Whisperer. Check it out at http://mission-blue.org!! And they used one of my favorite work photos ever – me and a giant goliath grouper under the Aquarius Reef Base in Key Largo, FL. Photo taken by well known underwater photographer Stephen Frink!
Just over one week to go until the official release day for The Shark Whisperer! Here’s what Manatee Middle School teacher, Emily Allen, reports after students there received pre-release copies: “The kids absolutely love your book and I do too! It is such an easy read and makes you want to keep reading.” And folks[...]
Gave a talk last night at the Georgia Aquarium and had the opportunity to wander about beforehand. Great place, love the giant ocean voyager tank – hoping to go back for a dive inside with fish, sharks, rays, and of course the stars – huge whale sharks. As this photo shows, one young boy really[...]
Meeting Matt and Savannah on The Today Show yesterday was cool, but even better were Tilly (a budding marine biologist) and Willy (he likes Beluga whales) at a book launch event last night. Too cute!!!!
Hot off the press and our first book event, students from Manatee Middle School dive right in on the bus ride back to school from Rookery Bay Preserve. A fantastic day of events and fun. The Shark Whisperer is now available and I hear its first batch of readers are swimming through the pages this[...]
My copies of The Shark Whisperer just arrived! And tomorrow I’ll be speaking to an entire 7th grade class at Rookery Bay Preserve in Naples, FL. Thanks to the host and sponsors Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, Seakeepers International and the Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation we are giving all 300 students pre-release copies of the book.[...]