There is no storyline, just cold facts about whales. Books That Will Make You Fall in Love With Whales The Whales by Cynthia Rylant is a poetic look at the gentle giants that sail the seas. He addresses aspects of the biology, ecology, and behavior of whales. Incredibly informative, but not entertaining at all. published 2003, avg rating 4.27 — 6,003 ratings — 70 ratings — It can be a good resource for teachers to talk in the classroom about different species of whales. The motif of the island-turtle or island-whale is one of the most common and pervasive of maritime yarns. The Whale Warriors: The Battle at the Bottom of the World to Save the Planet's Largest Mammals (Hardcover) published, avg rating 3.89 — However, I think that this picture book resembles an article: we have only concrete information about whales, and real, but still, monotonous. New York: Scholastic, Inc. 4,861 ratings — I don't think that children would be attracted by this particular picture book. published, avg rating 3.59 — Whales by Kelsey Oseid This is a good book for kids who are fascinated by the ocean and whales, and a must for school libraries. 739 ratings — My 5 year old brought this home from his school library and we read it together. A WHALE OF A MISTAKE by Ioana Hobai is a picture book that is about what to do when you make a mistake. We’d love your help. 30,305 ratings — In the stand-alone companion to the New York Times–bestselling A Wolf Called Wander, a young orca whale must lead her brother on a tumultuous journey to be reunited with their pod. published 2007, 12 chapters — 1,988 ratings — 299 ratings — The little bits of educational writing is just enough to keep you interested but not so long that the child gets bored , really liked this book . Seymour, S. (1989). However, I think that this picture book resembles an article: we have only concrete information about whales, and real, but still, monotonous illustrations. the photos are real and a rare glimpse of whales in the wild . Loved this book! The illustrations which correspond to the text are in fact real photos of whales, so children can just focus on looking for their physical differences. published, avg rating 3.49 — published 2002, avg rating 4.35 — Perhaps useful when one has to write a school paper about whales. Loved the diversity of characters and the local setting! 707 ratings — 4,728 ratings — The first, a beached humpback juvenile, was pushed back to the sea by … published 2005, avg rating 3.74 — Age Range: 8-12 Hardcover: 64 pages ISBN: 978-1-4197-3502-8 Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers (May 14, 2019) What to expect: Whale facts and illustrations, whale history. 92 ratings — 371 ratings — 120 ratings — And the book is even handsome.” (Mark Kurlansky, author of SALT and COD) Does your child squeal with excitement when a whale jumps on the television screen? 421 ratings — Excellent book for science, teaching about mammals, specifically whales. 3,035 ratings — In the stand-alone companion to the New York Times –bestselling A Wolf Called Wander, a young orca whale must lead her brother on a tumultuous journey to be reunited with their pod. published 1998, avg rating 4.00 — published 2016, avg rating 4.27 — This year, not so much. published 2006, avg rating 3.92 — 749 ratings — 4,891 ratings — The book may serve as a great resource to use during science classes, or as a substitute of an educational movie about whales. published 2007, avg rating 3.84 — The language used is specific to ocean life, making this a challenge of the child does not have prior knowledge and vocabulary. 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Seymour Simon, whom the NY Times called "the dean of [children's science:] writers," is the author of more than 250 highly acclaimed science books (many of which have been named Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children by the National Science Teachers Association). published 1851, avg rating 3.89 — He got excited when I expanded on some of the facts, but really it was above him by quite a bit. published 1971, avg rating 4.26 — published 2015, avg rating 4.15 — Rebecca Giggs’s lyrical new book, “ Fathoms,” begins and ends with dead whales. published 2013, avg rating 4.09 — A Whale of the Wild weaves a heart-stopping tale of survival with impeccable research on a delicate ecosystem and threats to marine life. published 1990, avg rating 3.44 — 2,184 ratings — Whales is about the many different kinds of whales and the locations in which they are found during various times of the year. published, avg rating 3.44 — published 2015, avg rating 4.12 — It's a fatal symphony of echolocation, a siren call to the sympathetic.”, avg rating 3.51 — "Beluga: A Farewell to Whales" is definitely one book I wish the title for was not so apt. The book may serve as a great resource to use during science classes, or as a substitute of an educational movie about whales. published 2014, avg rating 3.64 — . Pre-publication book reviews and features keeping readers and industry influencers in the know since 1933. Welcome back. : All About Porpoises, Dolphins, and Whales (Hardcover), Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem (Hardcover), Rainbow Fish and the Big Blue Whale (Hardcover), Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America (Hardcover), The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories, Monday's Ball - Children's Picture Book Trailer 1 (2018), The AUTHENTIC WHALES Theatre Company Presents: Act 1 (In Its Entirity). This gorgeously illustrated animal adventure novel explores family bonds, survival, global warming, and a … 826 ratings — published 2020, avg rating 4.05 — The Account repeated in the Physiologus and bestiaries such as the Exeter Book, and the monster is identified with the whale that swallowed Jonah. The original Greek versions of the bestiary talk of the Aspidochelone – a name of uncertain etymology. Acting as a first book of whales, A Book About Whales teaches young readers everything they need to know about the largest mammals on earth: how they have evolved over millions of years, what and how they eat, their migration patterns, and more! 772 ratings — 2,885 ratings — published 1992, avg rating 4.24 — As promised by the title, this book is about Whales. Even though the photographs are amazing, it may be boring for children (and not only!) I would talk about their physical differences and let the children draw pictures of whales. Packed with facts and playful in tone, this book is a must-have for young and curious nature lovers. A whale gives birth, and the others guard against sharks attracted by blood in the water. 446 ratings — It includes a bibliography and index. Perfect for anyone who has ever wanted to swim with the whales, the book is an immersive experience in a world few get the chance to see. 236 ratings — published, avg rating 3.61 — It is unpredictable and amusing and informative and original, cavorting between biology, history, travel writing, and memoir with an engaging sense of the subject’s charisma. The pictures, though, are quite OK and very realistic. In some shots, the whales are framed by the water's choppy surface—images which set the known world of the shoreline in contrast with the mysterious calm of the water's depth. published 1991, avg rating 3.84 — His works are wide ranging from the gorillas to the fin whales, he fights their cause with vigour and his pen. But the photographs are not the usual quality found in a Simon book. Andrea Antinori’s whimsical black-and-white illustrations bring their underwater world to life. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson Shares His Reading Recommendations. A great sea creature raises its back out of the water. My Best Book of Whales and Dolphins Christiane Gunzi. I would say that it is for children who have already been interested in whales or animals. I couldnt quite suspend disbelief and all the way through, once I hit page 76, I was eager to read the authors notes at the end. to see similar pictures on each page. I felt like I was reading a book that I/he needed for a report about whales. Ellis' book on sharks is probably better known than this book on whales, but both are great. Andrea Antinori’s whimsical black-and-white illustrations bring their underwater world to life. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award: “Horwitz’s dogged reporting…combined with crisp, cinematic writing, produces a powerful narrative…. 253 ratings — A blue whale is longer than a train carriage (car). In this work Pierre Beland does an amazing job in bringing to life a remarkable animal, the beluga whale, and in particular one population of this species, those that inhabit the immense St. Lawrence estuary in Canada. The layout is exceptional, with blue lettering, blue wavelike patterns under each page number, and thoughtful placement of the myriad, masterful illustrations." Sea-sand and vegetation gather in on its rough back, until it looks like a small island. The illustrations which correspond to the text are in fact real photos of whales, so children can just focus on looking for their physical differences. Then the book goes on to discuss ten kinds of whales. I love the softness in the illustrations, the smallness of the main character in contrast to her perceptions of her mistakes, and the empowering message about mindset. Moreover, there is too much of specialized terminology which can be problematic for younger readers and may discourage them from reading further. Ellis also puts forth a good effort in describing what is know about this group of marine mammals. The book discusses a variety of w. Acting as a first book of whales, A Book About Whales teaches young readers everything they need to know about the largest mammals on earth: how they have evolved over millions of years, what and how they eat, their migration patterns, and more! Hardcover #15. Even though the photographs are amazing, it may be boring for children (and not only!) I thought it was very interesting, but also bland.. published 2011, avg rating 4.14 — 90 ratings — I would use this book in my classroom to talk about the different speices of whales. 822 ratings — *New York Times-*bestselling author Rosanne Parry’s fluid writing and Lindsay Moore’s stunning artwork bring the Salish Sea and its inhabitants to vivid life. (Elephant & Piggie, #19), A Whale of a Tale! If I were to use it, it could augment a science lesson. A Book About Whales. It also delves into the characteristics of whales and their behavior. In the stand-alone companion to the New York Times –bestselling A Wolf Called Wander, a young orca whale must lead her brother on a tumultuous journey to be reunited with their pod. published 2008, avg rating 3.77 — published 2003, avg rating 4.07 — This is a well put together book that I think any child would want to look through and read. Andrea Antinori’s whimsical black-and-white illustrations bring their underwater world to life. This gorgeously illustrated animal adventure novel explores… The text falls short in its editing; there are errors and inconsistencies in word usage, taxonomy, and spelling. published 2009, avg rating 4.17 — 248 ratings — published 2013, avg rating 3.80 — I think whales must be some of the most interesting mammals on the planet. 147 ratings — This gorgeously illustrated animal adventure novel explores… 195 ratings — 599 ratings — updated May 13, 2015 06:35PM — 1,460 ratings — New York Times- bestselling author Rosanne Parry’s fluid writing and Lindsay Moore’s stunning artwork bring the Salish Sea and its inhabitants to vivid life. However, I predict that as a nonfiction text, students would not automatically be drawn to it. Welcome back. 609 ratings — They have special neurons called spindle cells. 5.0 out of 5 stars 1. 253 ratings — “They are floating like feathers in the deep blue green.” Little Whale by Jo Weaver is illustrated in beautiful shades of blue. Whether it is a turtle, a whale, a fish, or a crab, the story is the same. published 2018, avg rating 3.65 — Some of his books are due for republication, so his name may rise again in importance. The World of the Whale Smriti Prasadam-Halls. published 2005, avg rating 3.97 — 1,866 ratings — Paperback. 4.7 out of 5 stars 120. 506 ratings — Acting as a first book of whales, A Book About Whales teaches young readers everything they need to know about the largest mammals on earth: how they have evolved over millions of years, what and how they eat, their migration patterns, and more! I am not certain where they came from. Of course, it fulfills its informative function because the reader may get to know some information about the whales and become interested in the topic. Andrea Antinori’s whimsical black-and-white illustrations bring their underwater world to life. Of course, it fulfills its informative function because the reader may get to know some information about the whales and become interested in the topic. 0 people liked it, 1 chapters — Informational (nonfiction), 1,106 words, Level O (Grade 2), Lexile 610L . From how whales eat and sleep, to their social organizations, and how humans have interacted with them (from hunting to whalewatching), A Book About Whales is enlightening and extraordinary. published 2003, avg rating 3.87 — There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 229 ratings — Whales. published 2014, avg rating 3.75 — Farley Mowatt is a prolific writer and and early environmentalist. 365 ratings — Predators eat their prey with glee, though Vega comes to have a bit of empathy. The cornerstone of the book are his numerous paintings of a variety of whales. Acting as a first book of whales, A Book About Whales teaches young readers everything they need to know about the largest mammals on earth: how they have evolved over millions of years, what and how they eat, their migration patterns, and more! I would say that it is for children who have already been interested in whales or animals in general. Written and Illustrated by Andrea Antinori. The distress call of a lone whale is enough to prompt its entire pod to rush to its side- a gesture that lands them nose to nose in the same sand. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It can be a good resource for teachers to talk in the classroom about different species of whales. From fixing the class computer to repairing old radios, twelve-year-old Iris is a tech genius. A Book About Whales is a nonfiction children's picturebook filled with amazing true facts about whales, the world's largest mammals. We read this book together as a book club and we were all shocked and upset by it. 655 ratings — published 2012, avg rating 4.40 — Error rating book. published 2016, avg rating 4.23 — published 2016, avg rating 3.57 — Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Read 166 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. 1,053 ratings — published 1989, avg rating 3.89 — The pictures, though, are quite OK and very realistic. 1,365 ratings — Start by marking “Whales” as Want to Read: Error rating book. In the spirit of modern-day classics like Fish in a Tree and Counting by 7s comes the Schneider Family Book Award-winning story of a deaf girl's connection to a whale whose song can't be heard by his species, and the journey she takes to help him. Finally an entertaining well written book that speaks to adolescents today. 962 ratings — I would use this book to talk about how whales migrate, surtvive, and where they live. I think this book would be a better fit for the 4th/5th grader that is really interested and in love with whales. Baby Beluga book. Well, despite the fact that I did not find this book appealing, I must admit that it is very educational. Praise For A Book About Whales… "Immediately engaging . Be the first to ask a question about Whales. Exceptional nonfiction for children from two of the most trusted names in science education: Seymour Simon and the Smithsonian Institution. 482,020 ratings — 54 ratings — Niki Caro's film the Whale Rider has a Māori girl ride a whale in her journey to be a suitable heir to the chieftain-ship. A whale features in the award-winning children's book The Snail and the Whale (2003) by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Whales. 267 ratings — published 2015, avg rating 3.82 — “Philip Hoare’s THE WHALE is everything you want from a book. 0 people liked it, Fluke: Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings (Paperback), The Whale in My Swimming Pool (Hardcover), The Whale: In Search of the Giants of the Sea (Hardcover), Spying on Whales: The Past, Present, and Future of Earth's Most Awesome Creatures (Hardcover), In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex (Paperback), War of the Whales: A True Story (Hardcover), The Whale Warriors: The Battle at the Bottom of the World to Save the Planet's Largest Mammals (Hardcover), Beneath the Surface: Killer Whales, SeaWorld, and the Truth Beyond Blackfish (Hardcover), Death at SeaWorld: Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in Captivity (Hardcover), A Big Guy Took My Ball! 248 ratings — published 2018, avg rating 4.17 — 37,943 ratings — published 2000, avg rating 3.72 — Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published When the Whales Walked: And Other Incredible Evolutionary Journeys Dougal Dixon. Refresh and try again. by Scholastic. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. A baby whale dies, and her sister carries her for many miles to a burial spot. published 2014, avg rating 3.97 — 7,802 ratings — This is a great informational book. published 2018, avg rating 4.06 — 86,330 ratings — Another advantage is the fact that all the pieces of information are logically organized and structured. For more than a decade, Neil deGrasse Tyson, the world-renowned astrophysicist and host of the popular radio and Emmy-nominated... To see what your friends thought of this book. £6.19 #14. published 1987, avg rating 3.53 — to see similar pictures on each page. Finally, it explains how Earth's whale population is threatened. 2,564 ratings — Refresh and try again. I don't think that children would be attracted by this particular picture book. published 2013, avg rating 3.79 — published 2015, avg rating 3.42 — Teachers can assign research papers and know their kids will be learning from a kid-friendly book, both from the illustrations and the way the facts are presented. “Whales have a highly evolved language that works like sonar. published 2015, avg rating 4.13 — Perhaps useful when one has to write a school paper about whales. A violent earthquake wreaks havoc on the orcas' world and breaks up Vega's family. There was a lot of information in this book. published 2015, avg rating 3.95 — published 2016, avg rating 3.21 — Except whales have had them about fifteen million years longer than we have.”, “Whales feel cohesion, a sense of community, of loyalty. Human have them, too, and they’re linked with self-awareness, and compassion, and language. updated Sep 11, 2015 01:31PM — published 2019, avg rating 3.89 — Well, despite the fact that I did not find this book appealing, I must admit that it is very educational. My classroom library has many Seymour Simon books. “The first cetacean that appeared on the face/of the earth was the Pakicetus, about fifty million/ years ago.” “There are three families of whales. 2,722 ratings — They are often murky or only partial shots of the animals which makes it hard to see the differentiating features among the animals. A Whale of the Wild weaves a heart-stopping tale of survival with impeccable research on a delicate ecosystem and threats to marine life. It is a basic setup of nice picture on on side and information on the other side. Helpful overview of whales. Different kinds of whales have different ways to blow water out of their blow holes. There is also great fun in size comparisons of whales with other things, including a train carriage and Tyrannosaurus rex. 2,442 ratings — The character is an intelligent, outspoken, kind and well rounded teen facing the challenge of a new school, new neighborhood and new friends. . published, avg rating 4.25 — 1989 Each year, there is usually a student or two who reads them. published 2017, avg rating 3.84 — The book discusses a variety of whales one by one so readers learn to tell the differences between a blue whale and a humpback whale, among others, and what makes each of these whales unique. There is no storyline, just cold facts about whales. 4-1/2 stars In most ways I loved this book but I couldnt quite give it 5 stars because of the point of view of the whale/other whales too. It together drawn to it perhaps useful when one has to write a school paper about whales, 1,106,! 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