Children’s Book

Put on your warmest coat, jump into our helicopter, and help us search for a seal named Patches!

Available November 2017. Pre-order:


Based on the outreach program described here.

“Only if we understand can we care; and only if we care will we help.This delightful story will help children to understand the magical world of snow and ice that is home to a very special seal, Patches. They will want to learn more, and be stimulated and inspired to protect the wonders of nature and the animals with whom we share Planet Earth.”
Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, Founder of Jane Goodall Institute, United Nations Messenger of Peace

“A Seal Named Patches is a good-news story from a place I hold dear. This Antarctic tale teaches children about the icy, beautiful continent and all the animals (like Patches) that call it home.”
Paul Nicklen, National Geographic Photographer and Co-founder of Sea Legacy

“This charming story tells the tale of the amazing adaptations of ocean animals and the dedication of the scientists who study them – a happy story, but with an important message to encourage understanding and protection of places where ocean animals like Patches can survive and thrive.”
Julie Packard, Executive Director, Monterey Bay Aquarium

“This book takes current science from the most treacherous place on Earth and delivers with majestic images and heartfelt warmth for grade schoolers – a real treat.”
Dr. Michael Beck, Lead Marine Scientist, The Nature Conservancy