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If You Want to See A Whale

Fogliano, Julie (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
If You Want to See A Whale
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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.
Authors: Fogliano, Julie
Title: If you want to see a whale
Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: [32] p. :,col. ill. ;,24 cm.
Notes: "A Neal Porter book."
Summary: 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.
Additional Contributors: Stead, Erin E.
ISBN: 1596437316
9781596437319
Statement of Responsibility: words by Julie Fogliano ; pictures by Erin E. Stead
Subject Headings: Patience Fiction. Whale watching Fiction.
Genre/Form: Picture books for children.
Topical Term: Patience
Whale watching
LCCN: 2012012988
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Aug 14, 2013
  • KRockstar10 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Whimsical, nostalgic illustrations and delightful prose. Very sweet.

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.

Jul 11, 2013
  • forbesrachel rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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.

Jun 16, 2013
  • avoicu rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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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Jun 16, 2013
  • avoicu rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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