If You Want to See a Whale

Julie Fogliano, illustrated by Erin E. Stead

If You Want to See a Whale

Julie Fogliano, illustrated by Erin E. Stead

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 book by Julie Fogliano and Erin E. Stead, the team that created the Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor book And Then It’s Spring, a boy learns exactly what it takes to catch a glimpse of an elusive whale.

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Praise

  • “A gorgeous love song to the imagination . . . It’s breathtaking . . . Fans will be waiting.”

    Booklist, starred review

  • “Readers will gape at the two enormous, whale-sized talents at work in this transfixing picture book.”

    Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

  • “Stead’s pencil and linoleum prints—as delicate, understated, and imaginative as ever—take exciting creative license with Fogliano’s expressive writing.”

    Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

  • “Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year, Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year, CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI), Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens, Green Earth Book Award Honor Book, Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year”

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