Wandering Whale Sharks

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 3/17/2015
  • Publisher: Owlkids Books

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Meet the world’s largest living fish: the whale shark. With a back like a mountain range and a body that creates an enormous, looming shadow in the ocean below him, the whale shark is an exceptionally gentle giant—and yet it is relatively unknown. This informational picture book introduces readers to these stunning creatures in spare, poetic text. It’s a lyrical meditation that gives a sense of the whale shark’s slow, grand journey through the Earth’s oceans while creating an opportunity for inquiry and awe. Deep blue sketch illustrations play with perspective and seem to move with the natural energy of wind and water. The book ends with a factual page about whale sharks, which can be found in all tropical seas, and have been spotted off the coast of several countries around the world, including South Africa, Australia, India, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Mexico. Readers will come away with a well-formed sense of wonder and respect as they leave the whale shark to continue his leisurely journey.

Author Biography

Susumu Shingu is an internationally renowned sculptor and architect whose books for both adults and children have been published in Japan and France. He has exhibited and created installations around the world and won numerous prizes for his artwork. He was born in Osaka, Japan.

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