This is one of my FAVORITE!!!! series! these books are so so so so so so so so so amazing! I don't want to give any spoilers, but they are GREAT!!! there are some brain puzzles in there too! OH and adventure!!
I agree with you, I wish people were better about taking care of animals. But, I also think the sea-lions are a problem. The money that is going to fix the sea-lions' damage, could be going to lower income housing for poorer people, or maybe to fix that playground that none wants to play on because it's gross and covered in graffiti.