Sea Otter InletAuthor Celia Godkin Illustrated by Celia Godkin ISBN 9781550416633 Binding Trade Paper Publisher Fitzhenry & Whiteside Publication Date April 18, 2001 Size 216 x 279 mm Category A39
Award-winning author/illustrator Celia Godkin explores the world of the sea otter and its integral relationship to the kelp forest in this beautiful information picture book.
Starting with a single act of human intervention, the consequences of an imbalanced ecosystem are described, step-by-step. Godkin's text never preaches as she goes beyond an environmental disaster to show what happens when nature is left to heal itself. Coupled with her warm and accessible illustrations, Sea Otter Inlet is both a lesson in ecology and an inspiring story of survival.
Celia trained as a biologist and has worked as a scientific illustrator. An illustration job preparing signs for the Winnipeg zoo led to a collaboration on the book Endangered Species: Canada's Disappearing Wildlife. Encouraged by this success Celia illustrated an ecology story she had written years earlier and showed it to her publisher. The resulting book, Wolf Island, won the Children's Literature Roundtables Best Information Book Award and led to a succession of information storybooks.