A Tale of Unwatery
Elika Ansari and Illustrated by Olsi Tola
If animals could talk what would they say about what is happening to their world?
This is a story of friendship at all costs. Elika Ansari has written an upper elementary level story entitled ‘Seacity Rising a Tale of Unwatery Adventures’. With adorable colorful illustrations that bring the animals to life by the talented Olsi Tola.This is a chapter book that takes place as the book states in the very depths of Seacity Pond. The main character is a frog by the name
of Babuk, the frog and he has many friends in Seacity from Princess Dolores to her father, The King as well as Anaba and Anoki. Babuk and his watery friends meet new friends on these adventures. Babuk, the frog one day notices that his surroundings are changing and he starts to ask questions what is happening and his work begins. He and his friends start on a journey that will take them to have a better understanding of their environment and the environment above Seacity. Babuk and all his friends will learn to make adaptations.
‘Seacity Rising’ is a good book for anyone that cares about animals and their environment
. It’s a great tool to teach or just introduce ecology and biology to young students, for example as a science projects creating an aquarium or even a terrarium could be made. It brings the subject Climate change and it’s impact on the ecosystem too the younger readers .
This is also a good book for social studies as well as language arts and art classes. The pictures could be enlarged and then colored to fit the mood of the scene portrayed, as well as discussing options on cleaning up pollution in the water and on land. ‘Seacity Rising’ is a good read for learning how to make friends and working together.
When the underwater animals of Seacity pond learn that their home is in danger, they decide to investigate further by doing something no one has ever done before – go up to land to seek the answers they need. An unlikely team of two royal turtles, a genius goldfish and a timorous frog are then assembled to embark on a series of adventures. Whether they are racing the fastest tortoise on earth, falling in love with traveling mice theater, or bringing peace to warring ant colonies, each unique experience is taking the group of friends closer to the heart of what is really going on. But do you think will they make it back in time to save Seacity before the Winter’s Slumber?
About the Author
Black Rose Writing