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.
Acting as a first book of whales, A Book About Whales teaches young readers everything they need to know about the largest mammals on earth: how they have evolved over millions of years, what and how they eat, their migration patterns, and more! Andrea Antinori’s whimsical black-and-white illustrations bring their underwater world to life. The book discusses a variety of whales one by one so readers learn to tell the differences between a blue whale and a humpback whale, among others, and what makes each of these whales unique. Packed with facts and playful in tone, this book is a must-have for young and curious nature lovers. It includes a bibliography and index.
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
**STARRED REVIEW** "Antinori has composed a beautifully crafted, must-see book for baleinophiles of all ages." — School Library Journal