Monday, April 1, 2013

Here Come the Humpbacks! by April Sayre - OPTIONAL

Sayre, April Pulley Here Come the Humpbacks! PICTURE BOOK. Charlesbridge, 2013. $7.95. Content: G. 

A migratory swim of humpback whales is chronicled in this book.  We follow along as the mother whale and her baby progress through their journey and encounter all sorts of creatures and challenges.  Each narrative section of the story is accompanied by facts about whale behavior and physical makeup.  This book felt so long!  It is a fun concept and there was a lot of good humpback whale information included, but it was fairly tedious to get through.  The illustrations are done well with charcoal and pastels.  This would be a good addition to support other books on whales, but as a stand-alone, I think readers would lose interest. 

EL - OPTIONAL. Reviewed by: Shay, School Librarian

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