Big Blue Whale Big Book

Big Blue Whale Big Book

Read and Wonder

By Nicola Davies; Nick Maland (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), Paperback, 9780763612825, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 2000


Discover the mysterious, magnificent blue whale.

How big is the blue whale? Bigger than an elephant. Bigger than a dinosaur. The blue whale is the biggest creature that has ever lived on Earth—and one of the most extraordinary. Illustrated by Nick Maland in colors as deep as the sea, Nicola Davies's words will inspire an abiding fascination for this magnificent marine mammal.

About the Author
Nicola Davies is a zoologist and writer. She has written many children's books on natural history topics such as the human body, whales, oceans, bats, and flowers.

Nicola Davies says, "Now there is so much man-made noise in the ocean that the blue whales are having trouble hearing one another. Unlike humpbacks, their booming hums are infrequent, so it is always exciting when we locate one."

Nick Maland says, "I have illustrated for newspapers and magazines over the years, but it was not until my daughter was born that