"Underwater 'Aunties' [:] The arrival of a newborn dolphin is usually greeted with enthusiasm by other dolphins nearby. Sometimes, one dolphin will serve as a personal attendant to the new mother and her calf. This 'auntie,' in the language of dolphin watchers, may be male or female. He or she will offer assistance, helping the mother to gently nudge her calf to the surface for its first breaths of air. This auntie may be the only other dolphin that a mother will allow near her calf."
Bookworm's interest at 17 months: We didn't try it, except an initial quick peek, because he is so obviously too young for it.
"Mandarin fish. The vivid colors of the mandarin fish warn predators that it is covered in a slime that smells and tastes disgusting!"
Bookworm's interest at 17 months: We've had bad experiences with popup books in the past (and vacuums, and packing tape.. but that's another story), so I was a bit hesitant to open this one up. But he enjoyed it right away and didn't seem to mind the popups, at least this time. He also likes the noise the cover fish makes when you run your nails over it.