on 15 August 2011
This is a National Geographic children's book and has the quality that one would expect from National Geographic. If you are familiar with the magazine, you will know that this includes beautiful photography and an informational, first-hand narrative. In this case the narrative is written by the photographer. The photographs are all well-captioned (again like the magazine) so that it is clear not only what you are looking at but why it is important.
The book is written in several short sections. These are:
Face to Face -- an introductory passage about the experience of photographing dolphins in the wild
Meet the Dolphin -- information about dolphins; different species; how they breathe, sleep, etc
Family Life -- how the dolphins live in groups and families
People and Dolphins -- both good and bad interactions between people and dolphins; the threats they face are explained
How You Can Help, It's Your Turn, and Facts at at Glance -- three short fact-filled passages at the end of the book
The photographs are all well-captioned
There are also short things in the margins for children -- how to swim like a dolphin, how to speak dolphin, how dolphins play -- which are interesting and funny.