The Secret Life of Whales (Hardcover)

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This oversize, super-informative book is a must for young animal lovers! Every aspect of whales' lives is covered, including their Paleocine evolution from four-legged terrestrial critters. Other topics: size comparisons, how they sleep, how they dive, and songs.  Each topic is presented in a very kid-friendly way with great artwork. 

— Donna


Meet some of the ocean’s most incredible creatures in this beautifully illustrated and expansive exploration of whales.

Whales are amazing and ginormous mammals—they are some of the biggest creatures to have ever lived on Earth! This beautifully drawn children’s nonfiction book shares some of the most incredible and thrilling truths about the many different kinds of whales. From where they migrate to how they care for their young, The Secret Life of Whales is full of fascinating facts. With so many things to learn, young nature lovers won’t be able to put down this charmingly illustrated introduction to these elusive animals.

About the Author

Rena Ortega is an illustrator, designer, and explorer of the world. Inspired by nature and her passion for books and travel, she has specialized in powerful watercolor illustrations of whales, nature, and maps. She has worked for Penguin Random House and National Geographic Traveler. Her work about whales has been exhibited at the Húsavík Whale Museum, Iceland.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780500652671
ISBN-10: 0500652678
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication Date: June 1st, 2021
Pages: 48
Language: English