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If I Were a Whale (Board book)

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By Shelley Gill, Erik Brooks (Illustrator)
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One of our Children's Books Department staff's new favorite board books, and a great book to read after Goodnight Moon.

Beautiful and detailed renditions of 9 different whale species accompany this simple rhyming celebration of these magnificent creatures. With just a smidgeon of technical detail (a distinguishing feature for each species), this little board book calls to us to delve deeper and keep our eyes open.

— Michelle


From best-selling children’s author Shelley Gill comes this colorful, rhyming board book playfully featuring whales found in the Pacific, Atlantic, and Arctic Oceans. Toddlers will love learning about whales swimming in the deep blue sea in this beautifully illustrated board book that shares simple whale facts in an imaginative way.
If I could be anything, do you know what I’d be? I’d be a whale in the deep blue sea.
Scooping up fishes and flipping my tail, I’d be a minke or beluga whale.

About the Author

SHELLEY GILL was the fifth woman to complete the Iditarod race. When she’s not writing, Shelley travels to schools around the country where she covers a variety of topics--from whale watching to how she thinks up her writing ideas.
ERIK BROOKS spent much of his childhood in Anchorage, AK, where he explored the outdoors and had Alaskan experiences such as seeing the occasional moose wandering through the yard and getting run over by a dog sled. He still loves getting out into nature with his family and his handsome mutt of a dog, Max.

Praise For…

"Sure to make a splash with young nature lovers."
—School Library Journal

"Rhyming text introduces youngsters to a smattering of whales."
—Kirkus Reviews 

"Full of color, rhyming, and fish fun… offers a simple introduction on whale facts."
—Parenting Healthy

"If I Were a Whale takes readers on an imaginative journey through the world’s oceans discovering what it’s like to be one of these fascinating swimmers."
—Wild Tales Of

" The illustrations are vivid and very eye catching… This book is the perfect length for a bedtime story."
—My Silly Little Gang

"Darling… such a cute story."
—Northwest Healthy Mama

"The perfect mix of rhyming poetry and scientific facts."
—Unleashing Readers

"Toddlers will love to learn about whales swimming in the deep blue sea in this beautifully illustrated board book that shares simple whale facts in an imaginative way."
—SoCal City Kids

"A great introduction to some of the most fascinating mammals on the planet and it’s one that adults are bound to enjoy as much as children."
—Book Nerd Mommy

"If you have a little one who loves marine animals, or are simply looking for a fun board book that is written in a rhyming scheme and will keep your little one’s attention, why not consider picking up If I Were a Whale by Shelley Gill today?" 
—Inspired By Savannah

Product Details
ISBN: 9781632171047
ISBN-10: 163217104X
Publisher: Little Bigfoot
Publication Date: February 21st, 2017
Pages: 22
Language: English
Series: If I Were