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Posted February 15, 2014
I purchased this for my kids' school (grades PreK - 6) Library as I am one of two volunteer librarian helpers in the school. The book's illustrations are intense and create the sense of an underwater world where communication isn't through hearing. The story, however, left me wishing for a greater sense of interconnectivity between living creatures. I wanted a more heartfelt sense of the communication that occurred between the whale and humans and our responsibility for all living creatures. I felt that feeling far more through the final couple of pages (not part of the story pages) which outlines the factual events and the names of the divers involved. As a librarian, however, I think I can accompany the book so that those qualities are more effectively communicated. Older kids will enjoy the factual telling in the back of the book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.