WATCHING WHALES by John F. Waters

WATCHING WHALES

Age Range: 10 - 12
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Full-color action shots of whales cavorting enhance this introduction. Whale anatomy, whaling history, the current sport of whale watching, adopt-a-whale programs, and a typical class on a day aboard a commercial whale-watching boat are all briefly described. The children, sailing from Provincetown, spend most of their time screaming, laughing, and running from one side of the ship to the other; Waters admits that ``whale scientists are beginning to feel that watched whales are being disturbed by the boats that crowd their waters day after day.'' While his writing is trite, filled with ``oohing and aahing,'' the full-page photos and appealing topic will attract an audience. Includes addresses for adopt-a-whale programs, plus brief mention of west-coast and Canadian whale watching. Index. Nonfiction. 10-12)*justify no*

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1991
ISBN: 0-525-65072-5
Page count: 48pp
Publisher: Dutton
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 1991




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