If You Want to See a Whale

By Julie Fogliano, Erin E. Stead (illustrator),

Book cover of If You Want to See a Whale

Book description

If you want to see a whale, you will need to know what not to look at.
Pink roses, pelicans, possible pirates...
If you want to see a whale, you have to keep your eyes on the sea, and wait... and wait... and wait...

In this quiet and beautiful picture…

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1 author picked If You Want to See a Whale as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

This is a book about the importance of looking and wondering. It speaks to patience while seeking magic—in this case, a whale. It’s beautifully illustrated in wood block carvings that echo the quiet, meditative quality of the text. It perfectly captures the simple pleasures of looking and the sublime joy of discovery.

From Bethanie's list on seeing magic in the world.

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