Article Title

Sealed with a Kiss


Karen Abbott


Excellent, Preschool, Primary, Zoo Animals, Making Friends, Being Forgiving

Document Type

Book Review


A charming new seal with a French accent has arrived at the National Zoo. Unsure of how to make friends, she gets an idea from a small sparrow who welcomes her with a kiss. From cage to cage, the French seal greets each animal with an unwelcome kiss, not realizing that her breath has a strong fishy flavor! An overly honest snow leopard opens the eyes of the friendly flipper, and she swims away, embarrassed to have offended. The sparrow swoops back in and sets the other zoo animals straight. They write a letter of apology and make friends with their new neighbor, who switches to peppermint shrimp.