Title: WhalesWhales
Author: Sally Morgan
Pages: 32
Recommended Ages: Beginner
Star Rating: ★★★

WHALES. The biggest, humongousest animals on the planet. Walking Swimming monsters. And oftentimes surprisingly gentle creatures.

In Whales, Sally Morgan walks us through a general set of knowledge regarding whales – their habitat, life span, feeding habits, senses, communicative abilities, and migratory patterns. We are introduced to many different kinds of whales – orcas, belugas, humpbacks, and baleens. Here are a few of the random facts I learned from Whales.

–              A whale’s blowhole is covered by a large flap whenever it dives underwater.

–              Whales have been seen to breach more than 80 times an hour while playing.

–              The bowhead whale’s mouth is so huge a minivan could drive into it!

–              The blue whale’s moans register at 180 decibels, a sound louder than any animal and louder even than a jet engine!

Conclusion. Not super detailed, but decorated with gobs of bright pictures.

Review © 2015 Laura Verret

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