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Describes the behavior of the humpback whale, with an emphasis on the fact that it is a mammal and shares the characteristics of other mammals
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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.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 Childrens Books, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110060215518
Book Description Harpercollins Childrens Books, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0060215518
Book Description Harpercollins Childrens Books. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0060215518 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0947886
Book Description Harpercollins Childrens Books, 1994. Condition: New. Lambert Davis (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0060215518