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Cover for Whales


Gail Gibbons


List Price: 7.99*
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Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (9/1/1991)
Paperback (3/1/1993)


Immerse yourself in the sea in this illustrated look at the world's largest mammals for the littlest learners.

Simple text and watercolor art explore the anatomy, evolution, diet, and much more of these majestic ocean creatures. Captions identify different species, vocabulary words (with pronunciations), and key facts. The gray whale has the longest migration route at about 6,000 miles! A "Whale Tales" section with bonus trivia is included at the end. 

Gail Gibbons is a titan in the field of children's nonfiction, having published over 100 nonfiction books for kids.

Praise For Whales

"Illustrated in bright, clear watercolors accented with pastels, this picture-book introduction could be used by beginning readers or as a read-aloud. The text is excellent, beginning with the fact that whales are air-breathing, warm-blooded mammals, and then outlining their variation in size and evolutionary history."--School Library Journal

Holiday House, 9780823410309, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 1991

About the Author

According to The Washington Post, Gail Gibbons "has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children's writer-illustrator." Ms. Gibbons has published more than 100 informational titles, including the bestselling titles From Seed to Plant and Monarch Butterfly, all fully vetted by experts. Her many honors include The Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award and the NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book Award.