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Follow a Grey Seal on an underwater journey in this richly illustrated Nature Storybook. Lying about on the sand like a fat sunbather, seals might seem like slow, dozy creatures – but nothing compares with their grace and speed when they're underwater! Seals can dive like rockets and twist like a dancer. They can stay underwater for up to 15 minutes and dive to depths of 300 feet to find their prey. Find out all this and lots more about these super-swimming wonders in this fascinating book. This is a perfect introduction to the much-loved Grey Seal – one of the species most likely to be encountered on our coasts. In warm, rich language, Chris Butterworth captures the contrast between a Grey Seal's life on land and in the water. It is a debut title for Kate Nelms, a talented natural history artist with a great future ahead of her.
Chris Butterworth is the award-winning author of many children's non-fiction books, including Lunchbox: The Story of Your Food; Seahorse: the Shyest Fish in the Sea, Just One Peaceful Pond and Just One Pine Tree. Seahorse won the 2007 John Muir prize for excellence in natural history writing in the USA, and Lunchbox was the American Farm Bureau's Book of the Year in 2011. Chris lives in Penzance, Cornwall.
Kate Nelms graduated from the University of the West of England in 2010 with a BA in Illustration. She is passionate about natural history and spent her childhood recording the animal world around her. Kate lives in Bristol.