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Sometimes it is very hard when nature collides with human activity, hard decisions need to be made. What can a boy do? Obey his dad, or….follow his instincts? We see this struggle in “The Boy and The Whale”.
This carefully illustrated book brings to life the struggle this boy had. What should he do about the whale? And this review is SO hard to write because I don’t want to give the story away… cause you know.. that spoils the fun of a good book to read.
I think it would be a delight to sit down with a younger child and just enjoy looking at the pictures as we read the story together. Sharing a boy’s need to breathe, a whale’s need to breathe and for a father to connect with his boy when a boy makes a difficult choice.
This would make an excellent book to show the push and pull about human influence on the world and some of the difficult decisions that need to be made.
The Boy and the Whale Mordicai Gerstein Roaring Brook Press 40 pages, 4-7 years old Hardcover, science, human impact, decisions Picture Book Reviewed for: Raincoast Books. Where can you find it? Amazon link.