Author: Dave McKnew
Publisher: A Video Presence.com
Reviewed by: Cheryl C. Malandrinos
The Legend of Seal Beach created by Dave McKnew is a wonderful and touching story for children that will teach them about friendship, self-sacrifice, and love.
Based upon a story that Dave’s father, Tom, told him around the dinner table one night, The Legend of Seal Beach is about a physically challenged boy named Tommy, who befriends a seal living in the ocean abutting the small coastal town where Tommy lives. He names the seal, Stanley, and they spend their afternoons together playing ball.
When Tommy is accosted on the pier by three bullies, Stanley comes to his rescue, changing Tommy and his life forever.
I read The Legend of Seal Beach with my daughters–ages 4 and 6–and they loved this book. The story will touch your heart and leave a tear in your eye. The illustrations are eye-catching and vibrant, causing much discussion during the reading of the book with little ones. And Stanley’s rescue of Tommy is something my girls still speak about.
A heartwarming story your children will want to read again and again, The Legend of Seal Beach teaches and entertains.