by Maxwell Eaton (Author) Maxwell Eaton (Illustrator)
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In this companion to The Truth About Bears and The Truth About Hippos, Eaton offers a tongue-in-cheek investigation of dolphins. Factual statements introduce dolphin behavior and biology: "The whistle is like the dolphin's personal song or name. It helps dolphins recognize their friends." Talking cartoon dolphins demonstrate their talents of communication: "That sounds like Gary," one Pacific white-sided dolphin says to another, who responds, "He still owes me three squid." In another spread, a spinner dolphin from the tropics is pictured reclining on an inflatable chair, enjoying a drink served from a coconut. Elsewhere, readers may be surprised to learn that Arctic water-dwelling orcas are actually a type of dolphin. Eaton's inviting mix of takeaway facts and light humor hits a sweet spot for readers. Ages 4-8. (May)Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, LLC Used with permission.