link), now it's their mother. I don't know how they caught the manatee - maybe with a jam jar and a bent pin. Mum is taking it calmly. She is used to those kids and already has a tank full of animals in the backyard.
Did anyone grow up with American author/illustrator Elizabeth Enright's books about the Melendy family, written in the 1940's and 50's? The Melendys were a lively lot who kept an alligator in their bathtub. Those book were the most-read and tattered in my collection. I think children would still like them.