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Big Blue Whale

by Nicola Davies
Illustrated by Nick Maland

Published by U.S. edition: Candlewick Press, 1997
27 pages
ISBN: 1-56402-895-X

Ages 3 - 7

An introduction to the physical characteristics and habits of blue whales is an exemplary science book for young children. Straightforward, yet lyrical, sentences are arranged in a logical order and meaning is often enhanced by the size or location of the typeface. The illustrations are at once whimsical and scientific; for example, the same boy and girl are seen standing or swimming next to the whale throughout to indicate scale. An excellent choice as a read-aloud for young children, it even includes an index! CCBC categories: The Natural World; Picture Books.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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