a book about whales

There is no storyline, just cold facts about whales. And the book is even handsome.” (Mark Kurlansky, author of SALT and COD) This gorgeously illustrated animal adventure novel explores… There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published Paperback. Rebecca Giggs’s lyrical new book, “ Fathoms,” begins and ends with dead whales. 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 2012, avg rating 4.40 — 962 ratings — Whales. 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. Ellis' book on sharks is probably better known than this book on whales, but both are great. 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. It can be a good resource for teachers to talk in the classroom about different species of whales. 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. Well, despite the fact that I did not find this book appealing, I must admit that it is very educational. 506 ratings — 371 ratings — Wilson Literary Science Writing Award: “Horwitz’s dogged reporting…combined with crisp, cinematic writing, produces a powerful narrative…. This is a great informational book. Packed with facts and playful in tone, this book is a must-have for young and curious nature lovers. 1,460 ratings — published 2020, avg rating 4.05 — A great sea creature raises its back out of the water. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson Shares His Reading Recommendations. published 1998, avg rating 4.00 — 5.0 out of 5 stars 1. 4,728 ratings — published 2007, 12 chapters — 446 ratings — Sea-sand and vegetation gather in on its rough back, until it looks like a small island. “They are floating like feathers in the deep blue green.” Little Whale by Jo Weaver is illustrated in beautiful shades of blue. published 2016, avg rating 3.57 — We read this book together as a book club and we were all shocked and upset by it. Helpful overview of whales. Andrea Antinori’s whimsical black-and-white illustrations bring their underwater world to life. His works are wide ranging from the gorillas to the fin whales, he fights their cause with vigour and his pen. published 2006, avg rating 3.92 — Incredibly informative, but not entertaining at all. Except whales have had them about fifteen million years longer than we have.”, “Whales feel cohesion, a sense of community, of loyalty. published, avg rating 4.25 — published 2016, avg rating 4.27 — There is also great fun in size comparisons of whales with other things, including a train carriage and Tyrannosaurus rex. the photos are real and a rare glimpse of whales in the wild . My Best Book of Whales and Dolphins Christiane Gunzi. 248 ratings — I felt like I was reading a book that I/he needed for a report about whales. Even though the photographs are amazing, it may be boring for children (and not only!) published 1991, avg rating 3.84 — 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. published 2015, avg rating 3.42 — 4,861 ratings — published, avg rating 3.61 — It includes a bibliography and index. by Scholastic. New York: Scholastic, Inc. 229 ratings — 70 ratings — I would use this book to talk about how whales migrate, surtvive, and where they live. A Whale of the Wild weaves a heart-stopping tale of survival with impeccable research on a delicate ecosystem and threats to marine life. Perhaps useful when one has to write a school paper about whales. Start by marking “Whales” as Want to Read: Error rating book. published 2018, avg rating 3.65 — 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. There was a lot of information in this book. published 2014, avg rating 3.75 — published 1990, avg rating 3.44 — 120 ratings — The pictures, though, are quite OK and very realistic. 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. When the Whales Walked: And Other Incredible Evolutionary Journeys Dougal Dixon. 609 ratings — Welcome back. 0 people liked it, 1 chapters — The book may serve as a great resource to use during science classes, or as a substitute of an educational movie about whales. 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. As promised by the title, this book is about Whales. Farley Mowatt is a prolific writer and and early environmentalist. 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! It can be a good resource for teachers to talk in the classroom about different species of whales. I would use this book in my classroom to talk about the different speices of whales. 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. It also delves into the characteristics of whales and their behavior. published 2002, avg rating 4.35 — Does your child squeal with excitement when a whale jumps on the television screen? This gorgeously illustrated animal adventure novel explores family bonds, survival, global warming, and a … 37,943 ratings — Loved this book! 90 ratings — published 2003, avg rating 4.07 — Excellent book for science, teaching about mammals, specifically whales. published 1992, avg rating 4.24 — 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. A Book About Whales. 4.7 out of 5 stars 120. This year, not so much. 822 ratings — published 2017, avg rating 3.84 — 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! The language used is specific to ocean life, making this a challenge of the child does not have prior knowledge and vocabulary. *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. 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. Praise For A Book About Whales… "Immediately engaging . He got excited when I expanded on some of the facts, but really it was above him by quite a bit. Each year, there is usually a student or two who reads them. If I were to use it, it could augment a science lesson. 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! However, I think that this picture book resembles an article: we have only concrete information about whales, and real, but still, monotonous. “Whales have a highly evolved language that works like sonar. Seymour, S. (1989). Refresh and try again. Loved the diversity of characters and the local setting! But the photographs are not the usual quality found in a Simon book. Refresh and try again. The Whale Warriors: The Battle at the Bottom of the World to Save the Planet's Largest Mammals (Hardcover) 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. Whales. I would talk about their physical differences and let the children draw pictures of whales. 365 ratings — published 2019, avg rating 3.89 — published 1971, avg rating 4.26 — . From fixing the class computer to repairing old radios, twelve-year-old Iris is a tech genius. It is a basic setup of nice picture on on side and information on the other side. 6,003 ratings — published 2008, avg rating 3.77 — My classroom library has many Seymour Simon books. I am not certain where they came from. 248 ratings — 1,053 ratings — Whether it is a turtle, a whale, a fish, or a crab, the story is the same. published 2014, avg rating 3.97 — Baby Beluga book. 1989 Hardcover #15. A WHALE OF A MISTAKE by Ioana Hobai is a picture book that is about what to do when you make a mistake. I thought it was very interesting, but also bland.. published 2015, avg rating 3.95 — 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. 54 ratings — There is no storyline, just cold facts about whales. 739 ratings — . 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. Then the book goes on to discuss ten kinds of whales. Error rating book. 147 ratings — published 2005, avg rating 3.97 — to see similar pictures on each page. : 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). £6.19 #14. 772 ratings — 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. published 2015, avg rating 4.13 — 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. Exceptional nonfiction for children from two of the most trusted names in science education: Seymour Simon and the Smithsonian Institution. A baby whale dies, and her sister carries her for many miles to a burial spot. published 2003, avg rating 4.27 — 707 ratings — 826 ratings — published 2018, avg rating 4.06 — Ellis also puts forth a good effort in describing what is know about this group of marine mammals. to see similar pictures on each page. A whale features in the award-winning children's book The Snail and the Whale (2003) by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. 236 ratings — 655 ratings — I would say that it is for children who have already been interested in whales or animals in general. published 2009, avg rating 4.17 — Perhaps useful when one has to write a school paper about whales. A whale gives birth, and the others guard against sharks attracted by blood in the water. However, I predict that as a nonfiction text, students would not automatically be drawn to it. Whales is about the many different kinds of whales and the locations in which they are found during various times of the year. 92 ratings — “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. Well, despite the fact that I did not find this book appealing, I must admit that it is very educational. published, avg rating 3.44 — The World of the Whale Smriti Prasadam-Halls. 2,722 ratings — The first, a beached humpback juvenile, was pushed back to the sea by … The Account repeated in the Physiologus and bestiaries such as the Exeter Book, and the monster is identified with the whale that swallowed Jonah. 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. 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 . It's a fatal symphony of echolocation, a siren call to the sympathetic.”, avg rating 3.51 — 195 ratings — I don't think that children would be attracted by this particular picture book. We’d love your help. 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. published 2016, avg rating 4.23 — Written and Illustrated by Andrea Antinori. 2,184 ratings — published 2013, avg rating 3.80 — This gorgeously illustrated animal adventure novel explores… The pictures, though, are quite OK and very realistic. 599 ratings — published 2018, avg rating 4.17 — published 2000, avg rating 3.72 — “Philip Hoare’s THE WHALE is everything you want from a book. published 2014, avg rating 3.64 — 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, avg rating 3.49 — 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. 1,365 ratings — He addresses aspects of the biology, ecology, and behavior of whales. The book may serve as a great resource to use during science classes, or as a substitute of an educational movie about whales. Andrea Antinori’s whimsical black-and-white illustrations bring their underwater world to life. (Elephant & Piggie, #19), A Whale of a Tale! The character is an intelligent, outspoken, kind and well rounded teen facing the challenge of a new school, new neighborhood and new friends. "Beluga: A Farewell to Whales" is definitely one book I wish the title for was not so apt. 1,866 ratings — Read 166 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. published 2015, avg rating 4.12 — Informational (nonfiction), 1,106 words, Level O (Grade 2), Lexile 610L . published 1987, avg rating 3.53 — 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. 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. 253 ratings — A Book About Whales is a nonfiction children's picturebook filled with amazing true facts about whales, the world's largest mammals. Finally an entertaining well written book that speaks to adolescents today. published 2015, avg rating 4.15 — published 2015, avg rating 3.82 — Moreover, there is too much of specialized terminology which can be problematic for younger readers and may discourage them from reading further. Welcome back. I think whales must be some of the most interesting mammals on the planet. Andrea Antinori’s whimsical black-and-white illustrations bring their underwater world to life. Predators eat their prey with glee, though Vega comes to have a bit of empathy. They have special neurons called spindle cells. The layout is exceptional, with blue lettering, blue wavelike patterns under each page number, and thoughtful placement of the myriad, masterful illustrations." 2,442 ratings — published 2007, avg rating 3.84 — published 2003, avg rating 3.87 — published 2016, avg rating 3.21 — I would say that it is for children who have already been interested in whales or animals. The cornerstone of the book are his numerous paintings of a variety of whales. updated Sep 11, 2015 01:31PM — 299 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! Andrea Antinori’s whimsical black-and-white illustrations bring their underwater world to life. 749 ratings — A blue whale is longer than a train carriage (car). published 2013, avg rating 3.79 — Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. They are often murky or only partial shots of the animals which makes it hard to see the differentiating features among the animals. 1,988 ratings — published 1851, avg rating 3.89 — published 2005, avg rating 3.74 — Another advantage is the fact that all the pieces of information are logically organized and structured. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Human have them, too, and they’re linked with self-awareness, and compassion, and language. Be the first to ask a question about Whales. My 5 year old brought this home from his school library and we read it together. published, avg rating 3.89 — 2,564 ratings — A violent earthquake wreaks havoc on the orcas' world and breaks up Vega's family. 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. 4,891 ratings — Winner of the 2015 PEN/E.O. However, I think that this picture book resembles an article: we have only concrete information about whales, and real, but still, monotonous illustrations. 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. 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. Different kinds of whales have different ways to blow water out of their blow holes. 86,330 ratings — published 2013, avg rating 4.09 — 421 ratings — 2,885 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. 30,305 ratings — The text falls short in its editing; there are errors and inconsistencies in word usage, taxonomy, and spelling. 267 ratings — Pre-publication book reviews and features keeping readers and industry influencers in the know since 1933. updated May 13, 2015 06:35PM — 3,035 ratings — 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! 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