About a month ago I started the rough draft of something I’ve been thinking about for a long time: a Vaquita book. There are no books about the Vaquita in the entire world! I love writing stories in my free time, so I thought it would be a perfect idea to write the world’s first Vaquita book. The book is a non-fiction children’s book, but adults should find it very informative as well. I am getting my information from various internet and book sources (I will obviously give them credit). I will give Vaquita experts my rough draft so they can make sure all of the information is 100% accurate. One of my friends from Tennis knows a publisher, so hopefully he will be able to work with it! I will post updates on this topic whenever they are needed.
First in a 4-part series: Birth
Cries of gulls pierce the air,
The Gulf of Cali has beauty to spare.
The April sun warms the water,
The Sea of Cortes could not be hotter.
Although the sky and land are great,
What’s below the surf is worth the wait.
Plunge in the ocean, go down a few feet.
A submerged birth scene is what you will meet.
There, in the seaweed, floats a mother,
Giving birth to her young calf’s brother:
The tail comes first,
Then out comes the head.
The calf is free,
But sinks like lead;
The mother is nervous.
But all is well,
The calf’s not ill,
Things are swell.
To have healthy kids, some would kill.
The mother tends to her precious boy,
Tiny and cute, he resembles a toy.
The calf takes in the blazing sun,
With no idea of what’s to come….