Smeagull the Seagull comes to the house near the shore and knocks on the sliding glass door. He knocks when he’s hungry, and the people who live there feed him scraps (from sustainable fish, of course!). Smeagull rules the roost, and keeping up with his schedule is an exhausting job but when Smeagull disappears, it makes clear what an important family member Smeagull the Seagull has become.
Smeagull the Seagull teaches young children that animals are precious and have needs and feelings and family, just like us. There are few places on earth without seagulls, both on shore and inland, and every child will find Smeagull captivating and yet familiar.
The book is illustrated in full color by the graphic designer, Valerie Elaine Pettis, with rhyming text by Public Radio’s Mark Seth Lender.
Smeagull is a wild herring gull and this is indeed a true story.
What the critics are saying about
Smeagull the Seagull
Hoo-Hoo. Who? Smeagull the Seagull, that’s who. This book’s a Hoot!
G. H. Owl, On the Night Desk, The Night Owl
After a hard day of bob-bob-bobbin’ along, this Robin loves to dig into a good book. And Smeagull the Seagull is a good book!
Rona Robin, Early Bird, The Morning Worm
During a long flight, like when I migrate in the spring and fall, there’s nothing like a really good book to help pass the time. That’s why I always have a copy of Smeagull the Seagull tucked under my wing
Drake Mallard, The Daily Duck, Avian Broadcasting Corporation
Smeagull the Seagull is a great read. And those illustrations, WOW!—- Even from a mile up they’re terrific.
Eileen Eagle, Your Eye in the Sky, Reading Eagle