You may know that whales are mammals, but did you know they evolved from land mammals? Did you know that the world’s largest whale, the Blue Whale, is 98 feet long, and the smallest, the Pygmy Right Whale, is only 21 feet long? (That’s the size of an adult female Great White Shark.) I know, so many cool facts, and this book is full of them! Along with great illustrations, it’s hard to put down.
— From A Book About Whales
About the Author
Andrea Antinori is the author and illustrator of a number of Italian children’s books. He was awarded the Anderson Award in 2017 for his illustrations in La Zuppa Dell’orco and was on the IBBY Honor List in 2016. He lives in Italy.
"Immediately engaging . . . The layout is exceptional, with blue lettering, blue wavelike patterns under each page number, and thoughtful placement of the myriad, masterful illustrations."
— Kirkus Reviews
"Antinori has composed a beautifully crafted, must-see book for baleinophiles of all ages."
— School Library Journal