Believe it or not, whales are mammals, just like people. The author and illustrator dive into the ocean to explain why a whale is not just a big fish. This new "Let's Read and Find Out Science" book explains the defining characteristics of mammals and how all mammals nuture their babies to help them grow. Full color.
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Barbara Juster Esbensen was the author of many popular fiction and nonfiction picture books, including Baby Whales Drink Milk, another Lets-Read-and-Find-Out Science title.
Holly Keller has illustrated numerous picture books, such as Nola Bucks Morning in the Meadow, and the Lets-Read-and-Find-Out Science title Lets Go Rock Collecting by Roma Gans. She lives in West Redding, CT.
Barbara Juster Esbensen is the author of one other Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Book R, Sponges Are Skeletons, illustrated by Holly Keller. She is also the author of several distinguished collections of poetry including Who Shrank My Grandmother's House? Poems of Discovery, an ALA Notable Book, illustrated by Eric Beddows. Mrs. Esbensen lives in Edina, MN.
Lambert Davis is the illustrator of several popular picture books including The Dark Way by Virginia Hamilton. Mr. Davis lives in San Diego, CA.From Kirkus Reviews:
The title epitomizes Esbensen's creative presentation of an important concept: how whales differ from the fish they seem to resemble and share characteristics with other mammals. Beginning with a direct comparison with humans, dogs, cats, etc., the author describes a humpback's care of her calf, working in other behaviors, more contrasts with fish and basic facts on mammals. Davis's blue-green underwater scenes are nicely varied with changes in light, points of view, and surroundings; his heavy, sculptural style is well suited to the massive whales, and though his land mammals seem stiff, a whale's eye in close-up shines with intelligence. A concluding spread of six species and a diver is the only key to relative sizes (oddly, the featured humpback isn't included). An excellent addition to the Let's-Read-and- Find-Out series. (Nonfiction/picture book. 3-8) -- Copyright ©1994, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1900. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060215526