Title: The Legend of Seal Beach
Author: Dave McKnew as told by Thomas McKnew Jr.
by: Kevin Scott Collier
Publisher: A Video Presence.com
Reviewed by: Katherine Malandrinos, age 6 and
Sarah Malandrinos, age 4 with the help of mom, Cheryl.
What did you like about this book?
Katherine: I like that the seal was Tommy’s friend and
that they played together. The pictures are very detailed, and I like the big
words and the amount of space in between them, so I can really see them.
Sarah: I like that Stanley the seal, balanced the ball on his nose. I like that Tommy is smiling when he eats with his family. The pictures are colorful and bright.
What is your favorite part of the book?
Sarah: That Stanley saves Tommy’s life.
Katherine: When Tommy named the beach, Seal Beach because of
Do you think the book teaches you a lesson? What is it?
Katherine: Yes, it teaches you not to get close to a bully. If they get close to you get away fast.
Sarah: Yes, it teaches that you should help people when
they are in trouble.
Would you tell a friend about this book so
they could read it too?
Sarah: Yes, I’m going to tell my best friend, Celia.
Katherine: Yes, I’m going to tell Lauren.