The Blue Whale by Jenni Desmond

Nature is fascinating in itself, but this doesn’t always carry across in non-fiction books that are purportedly written for young children, but which are bogged down by dull text and dry facts. Thankfully, we seem to be in a golden age of picture books, where even non-fiction works are increasingly becoming as readable and aesthetically pleasing as their fiction counterparts — and a shining example of this renaissance is The Blue Whale by Jenni Desmond.

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Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem by Mac Barnett and Adam Rex

Kids know an empty threat when they hear one. So when his exasperated mom threatens to buy him a blue whale if he doesn’t start to listen, Billy Twitters doesn’t take her seriously. That is, until the said whale arrives at his front door the next morning — delivered overnight by FedUp (a witty play on FedEx).

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