The author of Never Kiss an Alligator presents a charming look at elephant seals yawning, snorting, belching, and doing what they do best: basking on the beach. Endearing full-color, close-up photos capture the enormous appeal of these 18-foot, 6000-pound Pacific Coast layabouts, noted for their large noses. Children will chuckle at the fat seal pups, ""Weaners,"" and the even fatter pups that have nursed from two mothers and are called ""Superweaners."" Though the sentence structure here is complicated and the paragraphing unconventional, with sentences outdented to look more like poetry than prose, beginning readers will enjoy the humor and the outstanding photos. Index.