If You Want to See A Whale

If You Want to See A Whale

Book - 2013
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Advises the reader about what to do, and not do, in order to successfully spot a whale, such as wrapping up in a not-too-cozy blanket, ignoring the roses, and especially, being patient.
Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781596437319
1596437316
Branch Call Number: j Picture Book Fog
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Stead, Erin E.

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KRockstar10 Aug 14, 2013

Whimsical, nostalgic illustrations and delightful prose. Very sweet.

ChristchurchLib Jul 24, 2013

Experience the wonders of nature and imagination with a new book from the author and illustrator of And Then It's Spring. A boy gazes hopefully at the sea, eager for a glimpse of an elusive whale. But it's hard to stay focused when there's so much to see: roses waving in the wind, a caterpillar on a leaf, a far-off ship and its crew of "possible pirates." Still, he keeps watching...and waiting...until the wonderful moment when a giant blue whale finally peeks out from the water. Told in gently rolling free verse and minimally illustrated in muted colours, readers will be enchanted by this quietly beautiful book.
July 2013 Picture book newsletter.

forbesrachel Jul 11, 2013

A lesson in patience, and in reality whale watching is about waiting and luck as well. Fortunately, this wait has much to see along the way, and is beautifully depicted too.

McIndoo Jun 16, 2013

A brilliantly illustrated picture book about waiting patiently to see a whale and what you might see while you are quietly waiting : roses, pirate ships, pelicans, caterpillars and clouds of different shapes. The text is beautifully descriptive and reads alike a poem. This is not a book for storytime, but rather it's perfect for a quiet reading cuddling with a child and pouring over the pictures. When the majestic whale is revealed in the end you know the wait has been worth it!

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