Daphina – A Freed Bottlenose Dolphin Tale
2015 Family Choice Award Winner
A RedRover recommended children’s book.
2014 Mom’s Choice Gold Metal Award: Children’s Picture Book – Inspirational & Motivational
“In tanks of concrete, glass and steel, I wonder how the dolphins feel.
A story of rescue, where kids save the day, working together, they don’t back away.”
Daphina, a captured bottlenose dolphin, is a favorite entertainer at an aquarium. She appears to be happy, but years of confinement and boredom are taking a toll on her health. What will become of Daphina?
Themes of capture and exploitation, human-animal interaction and marine life management, make this book a thought-provoking glimpse into the lives of confined intelligent animals.
Special thanks our charismatic character models: Nieko Giesbrecht, Kyler Akagi, Elsa Girard, Elizabeth Zimmerman, Natalie Zimmerman, and Abby Zimmerman as the dolphin trainer.
“Daphina the Dolphin’s plight is told in wonderful poetic rhythm and rhyme, and beautifully illustrated. This is a tender-hearted, yet thought-provoking story with a lovely ending.”- Lee Whyte
“The book tackles a potentially gloomy subject in an impartial manner with a hopeful tone and a happy ending. It is not preachy, rather it leaves the reader to draw their own conclusions.”- C.Hepner
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