Following the Coast

Jim Arnosky, Author HarperCollins Publishers $15.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-688-17117-9

Examining the teeming animal life in Atlantic marshlands, Following the Coast by Jim Arnosky details the author's trek up the coastline ""from Florida's Banana River to Bombay Hook on the Delaware shore."" Joined by his wife, Arnosky narrates their observations and other information about manatees, spoonbills and nutria (""aquatic rodents""), among many other creatures. Full-bleed spreads of spoonbills at sunset or dolphins splashing as the tide rushes in make the marsh come alive. (Mar.)