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 Mysterious sea bunny
 Author: Raymundo, Peter

 Publisher:  Dial Books for Young Readers (2021)

 Dewey: 594.3
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 28 cm

 BTSB No: 740965 ISBN: 9780593325148
 Ages: 5-8 Grades: K-3

 Sea slugs
 Marine animals
 Animals -- Habits and behavior

Price: $22.58

Young readers will float away with loads of new knowledge about this fascinating sea slug species, and they'll be reminded to never judge a book by its cover-or a sea slug by its slime.

   Kirkus Reviews (+) (05/01/21)
   Booklist (06/01/21)

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Booklist - 06/01/2021 Large ocean residents—great white sharks, giant squid, blue whales—often get the glory, while some of the smaller sea-dwellers are overlooked. Here, Raymundo focuses on one of those littler critters, the astonishingly adorable sea bunny. These diminutive sea slugs are undeniably cute, but there is much more to them. They look soft and furry, but they produce slippery slime. The “fuzzy” rabbit ears and fluffy tail? Those are actually used to smell and breathe! And that sweet exterior is masking a sinister surprise: they love to snack on poisonous sponges and in turn become poisonous to potential predators. This delightful enterprise is structured as a dialogue between a serious narrator and an unseen audience who can’t keep their exclamations and questions to themselves, despite pleas from the former to maintain a respectful silence. It’s all in good fun, and the playful illustrations capture details of both the darling sea bunny and the vast ocean in a charming, cartoon-like style. Young readers will come away with a flurry of fun facts and a new “furry” favorite. - Copyright 2021 Booklist.

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