Big Blue Whale (Read and Wonder)

by Nicola Davies (Author) Nick Maland (Illustrator)

Big Blue Whale (Read and Wonder)
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Series: Read and Wonder

Equally majestic as the biggest animal that has ever lived -- the Big Blue Whale.

Read and Wonder books tell stories, take children on adventures, and reveal how big and WONDER-full the natural world really is.

Back matter includes an index.

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[T]he blue whale gets an up-close look in this artfully composed study. Zoological facts are phrased to suit the book's inviting picture book format...This book will definitely satisfy youngsters' curiosity about 'the biggest creature that has ever lived on Earth!

Publisher's Weekly

Two whale experts communicate huge enthusiasm for their subject...light-hearted [and] fact-filled...Varied typefaces add further verve. Delicate ink crosshatching with watery washes both emphasize the whale's enormity and show it to be dwarfed by the vastness of the ocean.

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Nicola Davies
Nicola Davies graduated with a degree in zoology before becoming a writer, producer, and presenter of radio and television programs. She lives in Somerset, England.
Neal Layton received distinction for his M.A. in illustration from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, in London, and has been illustrating books for children ever since. He lives in Portsmouth, England.
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Candlewick Press (MA)
Publication date
May 01, 2001
Read and Wonder
BISAC categories
JNF003140 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Animals | Mammals
JNF003150 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Animals | Marine Life
Library of Congress categories
Blue whale

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