Wednesday, 22 May 2019

"A Book About Whales" by Andrea Antinori (Abrams Books for Young Readers)

I do love a book like this, that purposely sets out to provide sheer enjoyment and engagement of a subject in a rather quirky and playful way.

"A Book About Whales" by Andrea Antinori kicks things off with a deliciously simple title that tells you exactly what you'll find inside.

With the most amazing and stylish monochrome illustrations, Andrea uses fab pictures and simple descriptions to give kids their first insights into this fascinating species.

Are they fish? No, Whales are warm-blooded mammals - and some of the most gentle giants you may ever encounter (obviously, Killer Whales are a bit of an exception to that!)

Inside the book we take a journey from the very beginning of a Whale's life, on to where they can be found, what they eat (answer: a lot!) and what their social habits are.

Let's take a look at a couple of page spreads from this utterly fascinating book:

Definitely not fish but they certainly like eating them!
How big are they? Pretty huge! Even the smallest Whale species are way bigger than us!
Whales love socialising but some species still love a bit of 'alone' time too
Though this book is described as a fantastic 'first natural history book' for youngsters, it's stylish and detailed enough to provide interest to a wide range of age groups and we just cant get enough of Andrea's beautiful illustrations throughout, really making this title stand out amongst a whole sea of similar children's books.

Sum this book up in a sentence: You'll have a whale of a time learning about one of the most fascinating animal species on the planet in this utterly stylish and brilliant book!

"A Book About Whales" by Andrea Antinori is out now, published by Abrams Young Readers (kindly supplied for review)