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One Year After the BP Oil Spill Patti Pelican Celebrates the Heroes

A Children’s Story that Shares the Rescue Efforts of Wildlife

One year ago today, April 20, the media brought into our homes the devastation off the coast of Louisianna when the Deepwater Horizon Oil rig exploded into flames, releasing more almost 206 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Over the course of 100 days, we watched as BP tried to clean it up.

I remember watching the film footage of the brown pelicans saturated in oil. My heart hurt as these birds had just been removed from the endangered species list and suddenly were struggling for survival again. Thankfully, the International Bird Rescue Research Center, Tri-state Rescue Research, Louisiana’s Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service worked quickly and saved birds and animals that were threatened.

Author Lynda Wurster Deniger creates a story with characters that captivate and entertain where the oil spill comes to life through her book Pattie Pelican and the Gulf Oil Spill. I love that this book is non-fiction and shares the story of the birds and animals who were covered with oil, captured, cleaned, and rehabilitated by compassionate humans. My children loved that it was from the perspective of Patti Pelican!

Illustrated by Paulette Ferguson, Pattie Pelican, and The Gulf Oil Spill, the book comes to life with beautiful pictures in bright colors. Each page is an engaging picture that seems to tell the story by itself.

Our book came with an audio CD and Sing-A-Long Song which my children have taken to their room. I haven’t seen or heard from them in about 15-minutes. They are loving it.

Patti Pelican and The Gulf Oil Spill is a positive story that shares the bird rescue efforts. My children enjoyed reading it and have already asked to read it for bedtime.

List $19.95

Hardcover full color 36 pages

Published by HIS Publishing

ISBN 978-0-9831744-0-0

including a sing-along CD


Available in bookstores nationwide. For more information visit


I received a copy of Patti Pelican and The Gulf Oil Spill in order to facilitate an honest review. No other compensation was received. The opinions, where expressed, are my own and were in no way influenced by the sponsor. Others experiences may vary.


About Julee: Julee Morrison is an experienced author with 35 years of expertise in parenting and recipes. She is the author of four cookbooks: The Instant Pot College Cookbook, The How-To Cookbook for Teens, The Complete Cookbook for Teens, and The Complete College Cookbook. Julee is passionate about baking, crystals, reading, and family. Her writing has appeared in The LA Times (Bon Jovi Obsession Goes Global), Disney's Family Fun Magazine (August 2010, July 2009, September 2008), and My Family Gave Up Television (page 92, Disney Family Fun August 2010). Her great ideas have been featured in Disney's Family Fun (Page 80, September 2008) and the Write for Charity book From the Heart (May 2010). Julee's work has also been published in Weight Watchers Magazine, All You Magazine (Jan. 2011, February 2011, June 2013), Scholastic Parent and Child Magazine (Oct. 2011), Red River Family Magazine (Jan. 2011),, and more. Notably, her article "My Toddler Stood on Elvis' Grave and Scaled Over Boulders to Get to a Dinosaur" made AP News, and "The Sly Way I Cured My Child's Lying Habit" was featured on PopSugar. When she's not writing, Julee enjoys spending time with her family and exploring new baking recipes.
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