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3.78  ·  Rating Details ·  54 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
When a giant whale washes up on shore-on top of young Joe's town, in fact-no one knows what to do? The Mayor declares that the town is ruined. The Whale laments that all he's good for now is a large fish pie. The Fishmonger quickly agrees. But Joe is determined to set things right.
Published 2007 by Alfred A. Knopf (first published 2006)
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Aczel Barron
This book was amazing I loved it.It was very interesting my favorite part was when he crashed in to the favorite charecter was joe.Joe was very inspiring charecter one day I wish i could be him . suprisingly the people didnt get angry at the whale for destroying there homes.
Oct 23, 2013 Caroline rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s-books
My 11 month old and I both like this book and I feel it will grow with her as there is lots to talk about in the pictures, which are very detailed, and the language is fairly simple so it might be a useful early reading book.
Kelly Jimenez
Jun 24, 2014 Kelly Jimenez rated it liked it
In this book it talks about how the whale appear in the shore. I also read that the whale helped out the town, because it got flood it. The whale drank the water until the whale saw the land. Overall the whale help the town a lot. This book is a awesome book.
Sep 11, 2007 Shannon rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Bed time story
Shelves: kids
Gorgeously illustrated. Fantastic story of a town, a boy named Joe and a Whale. Great for little kids and adults.
Nov 01, 2009 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens-lit
A very fun story about a catastrophe that brings something new and beautiful : ) Illustration and story easy enough for Bridget to enjoy, and unique enough for Maddie to want to listen, too.
Jan 01, 2013 Danielle added it
Shelves: picture-books
A pretty wild, whimsical read.
I think if you fully go with the story and vintage style, it's wonderful.
Johanna Robles
Jun 24, 2014 Johanna Robles rated it really liked it
this book is not that bad. it talks about a whale lands on land.and they don't know how to take him off so.they asked the sun, stars, moon, wind. the town got ruined and the fishes fixed it
When a giant whale washes up on shore, a little boy and the rest of the town must work together with the sun and the moon and the stars and the fishes to set things right again.
Oct 14, 2008 Nelly rated it really liked it
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Out of 5.

Illustrations : 5
Content : 5
Originality : 4
Humor : n/a
Age Level : 0-100
Oct 27, 2010 Libby rated it it was ok
My 2-yr old son requested this library book only occasionally, and didn't make it all the way through every time. My husband and I didn't think it was that great. Kind of weird and anticlimactic.
Brandon Menjivar
This book is very interesting is about a blue whale that lands on a city i don't how it does that but yeah. it weights 32 thousand pounds.
Kathleen Dixon
Nov 19, 2014 Kathleen Dixon rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s, animals
Cute story; great illustrations. The children and I loved it.
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David Lucas has written and illustrative several books for children and was named a Booktrust Best New Illustrator. He lives in London.
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