Children who have visited the New York aquarium at Coney Island know and love Ookie. this book will tell them the story of how he came there, of the problems confronting his keeper, of how he climbed every barrier to join the seals at play until he was too heavy and a seven foot wall intervened. But the interest will not be limited to New York children, for children other places like to read true stories about animals. The photographs by Emmy Haas and Sam Dunton and have caught Ookie in many moods and occupied in many ways. The author's other books on zoo celebrities have been popular.