With a baby seal, the child’s body and mind are united in a collective act of wonderment.
It’s the first time in the animal kingdom that a child can experience what it’s like to be a part of a creature that is truly alive and growing, as the seal’s eyes and ears are fully formed and its brain has a full-fledged life.
Baby seals are an iconic feature in the aquarium world, and they’re the subject of a new book, Baby Seal Dreams: A Surprising Guide to Finding Your Own Baby Seal, published by Penguin Random House.
The book, which also features an exclusive interview with aquarium pioneer and founder of the New York Aquarium, Bill Gates, will be available in bookstores and online beginning Thursday.
For more information on the book, visit www.penguin.com/baby-seal-dreams.
The Penguin Random Book Awards, which recognize the best books in children’s literature, will recognize the book at the 2017 New York Book Fair on Sunday, Feb. 21.
“We are honored to be recognized by the Penguin Random and Children’s Literature Awards as the best book for children and for adults,” said Emily Blum, publisher of Penguin Random.
“Baby seals are a symbol of hope for a future where people have control over the natural world.
They are also an icon of hope.
People can enjoy the life of the seal without feeling pressured by the dangers of having a child.”
The book also includes a list of some of the best-selling baby seal toys and other products.
The best-sellers include a “seal teddy bear” (pictured above), a “toy” called a “baby seal,” and a “bubble teddy” for infants.
“I’ve loved the little creatures and the joy of the sea,” said Ellen Tingle, a member of the Seal Council, who was named the 2016 Juvenile Seal of the Year.
“They are a great, great animal.
You can’t see them much in nature, but when you do, they are beautiful.”
The “sealing” aspect of the book is a nod to the seal-themed Disney film, “Frozen,” which has featured a baby sea creature in its animated film and in a 2015 animated TV series.
“In the film, a baby seals is the most famous creature in the ocean, and it’s also a symbol for all of us that we can do something together,” Tingle said.
“It’s a very powerful message that the ocean is for all and that the sea is safe.
We wanted to make sure that people could feel that and be inspired to be able to protect their own children.”
The Penguin Book Fair is the official book festival of the American Association of Booksellers and Publishers.
To learn more about the American Library Association’s book fair program, visit the book fairs website.
For additional details on the award-winning book, “Baby Seal Dreams,” visit www .penguine.com.