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Author Showcase: The Basking Shark Rescue Team by W.J. Brutocao

By W.J. Brutocao, The Children’s Book Review
Published: September 15, 2010

In The Basking Shark Rescue Team, readers join ten-year-old Angelo and his cousin Romy as they are recruited by some clever animals to help rescue a basking shark in a jam.

Rocky the Otter discovers more than warm, salty water when he ventures out into Mendo Bay.  Ignoring his mother’s warning to stay in the fresh water, Rocky swims into the bay and meets Beulah, a basking shark in need of rescue.  It doesn’t take Rocky long to realize that he will need help, maybe even from the humans, to save his new friend.  Assisted by one wise and a few silly seabirds, Rocky meets Angelo and Romy.  Cousins who both have a special connection with the animal kingdom, Angelo and Romy must work together – and prove to their animal teammates that these humans can be trusted– if they will be able to save Beulah in time.

Readers of The Basking Shark Rescue Team will encounter more than just a funny, frantic adventure.  Author W.J. Brutocao has woven lessons about nature, science and arithmetic into his story.  The author’s depiction of Angelo provides readers with the opportunity to see the world through the eyes of a misunderstood boy with ADD.

Timely and topical, The Basking Shark Rescue Team is a fast-paced tale that emphasizes tolerance, an appreciation of nature and the value of understanding our differences.

Coming soon, the second book in the series, Rocky and the Great Bird Race.

Add this book to your collection: The Basking Shark Rescue Team

Author’s website: www.wjbrutocao.com

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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

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