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A Small Blue Whale

Beth Ferry, Lisa Mundorff


List Price: 17.99*
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Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover, Chinese (12/1/2018)
Hardcover (10/24/2017)


From New York Times bestselling author Beth Ferry (Stick and Stone) and talented newcomer Lisa Mundorff comes a gorgeous and utterly charming picture book about a lonely blue whale who learns the meaning of friendship.
A small blue whale sits in a silver sea . . . wishing, wanting, waiting for a friend. Waiting is hard, but he doesn’t mind; he’s sure a friend will be worth the wait.
First, the whale meets a quiet pink cloud, and he thinks this might be the friend he’s been waiting for. But when he finds himself in trouble, a group of penguins comes to his rescue and the small blue whale finally gets his wish.
This heartwarming story about friendship—what it looks like, sounds like, tastes like, and feels like—will have readers agreeing that a true friend is definitely worth the wait.

Knopf Books for Young Readers, 9781524713379, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 24, 2017

About the Author

Beth Ferry reads and writes by the beach in New Jersey. She studied English at the College of William and Mary, and her picture books include the New York Times bestseller Stick and Stone, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld, Land Shark, and Pirate’s Perfect Pet. Find out more at and on Twitter at @bethferry1.
Lisa Mundorff is a Portland-based artist whose illustrations have appeared in magazines, advertising, books, and more. She is a graduate of the Pacific Northwest College of Art, where she majored in illustration. Lisa was awarded the Grand Prize at the SCBWI Western Washington Portfolio Show and is also a winner of the Tomie dePaola Award for picture-book illustration. Find out more about her at