Author: Jenni Desmond
Illustrator: Jennie Desmond
Number of pages: 48
A 2016-2017 Red Clover Award Nominee for the State of Vermont
A nonfiction picture book, The Blue Whale draws children into the life and world of this enormous animal 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 of how the whale’s body size is in relation to trucks, cars, milk bottles, and hippos!
With an accurate and engaging text, fully vetted by a blue whale expert, and lovely illustrations, The Blue Whale is a book that invites children in and holds their attention. It’s tempo is like a pleasing melody, which means that the information never becomes too weighty or exhausting for a young reader.
Natventure Review: The blue whale is the largest animal known to ever existed! But how much do we know about this marine mammal? This book is recommended for 4 years old and above, but I am sure children as young as 3 years old can be fascinated by the facts and illustrations presented in this book.