If You Want To See a Whale

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Written by Julie Fogliano, Illustrated by Erin E. Stead

This book is written by the author of And Then It’s Spring and the illustrator of A Sick Day for Amos McGee. Because of the success of these books, I was hoping for more of the same. It is the story of a little boy waiting to see a whale, with tender illustrations, but I felt there was not enough to hold a child’s attention. I did not get the opportunity to read this to a child, but felt I would need to add to the storyline as I read it to help a child stay interested in the text. I feel this would be a better gift book, not so much a book for an elementary library.

Review by Sandy Brigman, Robert Frost Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★✩✩ (3 stars)
Interest Level: Grades PreK-3

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If You Want To See a Whale
Written by Julie Fogliano, Illustrated by Erin E. Stead
Roaring book press
32 pages
Release Date: May 7, 2013
ISBN: 9781596437319 (hardcover)

Categories: Elementary – Picture Book
Tags: picture book, ocean, imagination, whales

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