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WINTER WHALE by Joanne Ryder


by Joanne Ryder & illustrated by Michael Rothman

Age Range: 4 - 10

Pub Date: Aug. 14th, 1991
ISBN: 0-688-07176-7
Publisher: Morrow/HarperCollins

 The best yet of Ryder's ``Just for a Day'' books: ``you'' are a boy whose imagination takes you from a rainswept beach to being a humpback whale, exulting in the experience of ``gliding up and down between...sea and sky.'' Ryder's evocative text dwells on the joy of movement and also considers the pod, a new calf, and its mother, and the whales' mysterious warm-water song. Rothman's whitecapped underwater vistas are gorgeous, from rich purple depths to light-drenched apple-green surface. An author's note extends the informational value. A fine celebration of this appealing creature. (Picture book. 4-10)