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Whales Passing by Eve Bunting
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Apr 15, 2009

liked it
bookshelves: picture-books, read-with-my-child
Recommended to Julie by: I'm into Eve Bunting, lately, and reading everything I can find
Recommended for: Parents to read with their child.
Read in April, 2009

A kid watches the whales and asks questions (some good examples of metaphor), and then imagines & wonders the conversation of the whales when they saw the boy (shift in point of view). The kid then imagines how he'll teach his mom what he learned today about orcas (future tense). Overall, a cute story but also presented an opportunity to explore these different literary elements. Touches on the themes of respect for other creatures and "to each his own" (the whales are amazed that humans don't value blubber). Nonfiction section at end to learn more about orcas.

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