I have to admit that when I first saw this book, I was not excited. I figured it would be another book about two animals that become 'friends'. There are already several of these types of books (Owen and Mzee and Tarra and Bella) and I wasn't sure I was ready for another.
The title of this book is very misleading. While Leopard and Silkie are in big type across the top, the book is actually more about the boy trying to save the seal pups. Although this information is written in the subtitle, it could easily be missed.
I really liked this book because it showed how even children can be activists. When trying to empower young children to do something good for the world around them, this book is an inspiration.
Of course, there are adults involved, but it was refreshing to find a book that showed even young people can make a difference.
There is also a website about the seal pups.