Working Together is the Only Way
Working Together is the Only Way
"Kim Steinhardt is a keen observer, a wonderful storyteller, and a remarkable photographer. Sabby is an exciting true story of a sea otter pup and his mom. It’s filled with a mother’s love, courage and patience and a young son’s curiosity and courtship with danger. The story is illustrated with Kim's remarkable photographs of these wonderful animals."
Jerry R. Schubel, PhD
President, Aquarium of the Pacific
"My son makes us re-enact Sabby and his mother's reunion every single night before bed. He even quotes the book saying things like "she sprang into action to do the only thing that might work..."
Justine Choi, Mom
"Two thumbs up! This real-life tale of a sea otter pup and his mom is a coming of age story. Sometimes young ones, both humans and otters, get into trouble along the way. Children can easily relate to little Sabby in this respect. The book is about growing up, adventure and triumph, and how the will to survive leads to the emergence of natural instincts and newly found abilities."
Doris Harvill, life-long educator
"The Edge is an important reminder that life in nature can only survive if we accept our responsibility to be good stewards."
Leon Panetta, former congressman and chair of the Pew Oceans Commission
"Kim Steinhardt and Gary Griggs each have had a long love affair with the California coast. You can see it in their personal stories, and how they worry about the long-term effects of human interaction between land and water. This is a must read for anyone who shares their love for the coast and concern for its future."
John Laird, California Secretary for Natural Resources, and Chair of the California Ocean Protection Council
"Fact-packed . . . beautifully illustrated and easy to read, The Edge offers a well-documented study of the coast's past and present and a thoughtful consideration of its future." Georgia Rowe, San Jose Mercury News
"Adventure. Love. Education. Plus, a splash of danger. “Sabby the Sea Otter: A Pup's True Adventure and Triumph” is illustrated with exquisitely captured photographs and is a factual story chock full of life lessons through the teachings of a momma sea otter and her adorable baby Sabby. Young readers will learn marine mammal lifestyle skills and, after reading this book, families or teachers could expand the learning with a fun visit to an aquarium."
Pat Burns, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Orange County Children’s Book Festival
"Steinhardt actually witnessed these events off the California coast, recording them faithfully with images so detailed and engaging you would half believe the critters and even the waves posed for his camera . . . His words and pictures could easily enlist kids in the cause of saving our environment for their and future generations."
The News Review
"I loved this book. A paean to the California coast, weaving together science, history, and politics, from two of the most eminent, and personally invested, scholars on the subject. If you want to pull together the myriad impressions and questions of a drive or hike down the coast, if you want to understand it on all its many facets -- read this book."
Andreas Merkl, President, Ocean Conservancy
"Steinhardt and Griggs have marshaled a wealth of compelling evidence, intriguing lore, and unabashed advocacy to rally our steadfast support of California's 'Edge.' Listen and learn."
Donna McCrohan Rosenthal, The News Review
"This book captures the magic of the coast. It has an intimate blend of nature, science, politics, policy, culture, history, and adventure, and there is a well-informed urgency that gives readers more than just the information and heightened awareness they need to bring about real change to our ocean policies and practices: It is a personal call to action. Dive in!"
Sam Farr, former congressman and ocean advocate
"Anyone who reads this book will have a newfound appreciation for the California coastline and feel ready to work on what's next to continue protecting and preserving its complex edge."
Sumi Selvaraj, Shore & Beach
"The Edge is an extremely readable and personal exploration of the history of California's coast and the issues that face this extensive and diverse boundary with the ocean. Steinhardt and Griggs are true to the science of the coast while making it accessible to the casual reader." -Margaret Leinen, Director, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
"The Edge melds natural history and personal memories to reveal the shifting baselines of the California coast ... and our role in maintaining its beauty." -Meg Caldwell, Packard Foundation Deputy Director for Oceans and former chair of the California Coastal Commission