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The Blue Whale
by Jenni Desmond


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A nonfiction picture book, The Blue Whale draws children into the life and world of this enormous whale by situating facts within a familiar context that is fun and engaging. Here, readers are given the actual size of an eye right on the page, and we are informed how understand this whale's body size in relation to trucks, cars, milk bottles, and hippos With an accurate and engaging text, fully vetted by a blue whale expert, and lyrically lovely illustrations, The Blue Whale is a book that invites children in and holds their attention.  Read more...


 
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Overview

A nonfiction picture book, The Blue Whale draws children into the life and world of this enormous whale by situating facts within a familiar context that is fun and engaging. Here, readers are given the actual size of an eye right on the page, and we are informed how understand this whale's body size in relation to trucks, cars, milk bottles, and hippos With an accurate and engaging text, fully vetted by a blue whale expert, and lyrically lovely illustrations, The Blue Whale is a book that invites children in and holds their attention. Its tempo is like a pleasing melody, which means that the information never becomes too weighty or exhausting--a key thing when it comes to young readers and their enjoyment of a book

A graduate of the renowned MA children's book illustration program at the Cambridge School of Art (ARU), Jenni Desmond works from her studio in London, England. She uses collage, paint, and pencil crayons to create her artwork, which she then scans and edits by computer. Jenni strives to make her illustrations entertaining, beautiful, and funny in equal measure. Her first picture book Red Cat Blue Cat (Blue Apple Books, 2012) won the Cambridgeshire Read it Again Picture Book Award 2013, and she has shown her artwork in many exhibitions in the United Kingdom, including the Royal Academy of Art Summer Exhibition.



 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781592701650
  • ISBN-10: 1592701655
  • Publisher: Enchanted Lion Books
  • Publish Date: May 2015
  • Page Count: 48
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-8
  • Dimensions: 11.7 x 9.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Animals - Mammals

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-03-09
  • Reviewer: Staff

Writing in a voice that’s both calming and direct, Desmond studies “the largest living creature on our planet,” the blue whale. With a boy in a striped shirt and red crown as a guide, Desmond discusses the whale’s size, how it eats, and its various capabilities, in sentences that seem destined to leave readers’ jaws permanently dropped (“A blue whale’s tongue weighs three tons, and its mouth is so big that 50 people can stand inside it”). Desmond’s mixed-media images exude warmth and quiet humor: explaining how a whale feeds, an illustration of the animal features two arrows, one pointing out its expanded ventral pleats, the other noting “krill and water in here.” A thorough, rewarding tribute to a majestic animal. Ages 4–8. (Apr.)

 
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