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|Whale in a fishbowl|
Author: Howell, Troy
Wednesday, a whale living in captivity, is inspired by a little girl named Piper to try to reach the sea.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 2.60
Points: .5 Quiz: 503503
Kirkus Reviews (+) (03/01/18)
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (+) (00/05/18)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 03/15/2018 *Starred Review* Wednesday is a whale who has always lived an isolated life in a giant glass bowl in the center of a seaside town. To break the monotony of her loneliness, Wednesday leaps out of her fishbowl and spots something blue behind the city’s tall buildings. She is somehow drawn to the aquamarine color: “Her heart leaped, too, when she saw it, though she didn’t know why.” The more Wednesday leaps, the more she can get a glimpse of the beautiful blue. Sometimes, when Wednesday doesn’t have the heart to jump, she spends her time at the bottom of the bowl. That is where she is one day when she hears a young girl tell her, “You don’t belong in there. . . . You belong in the sea!” The large and engaging illustrations were painted and edited in Adobe Photoshop. The pictures, which are done in soft, muted shades, vary in size and include one gatefold. The typeface is placed in different locations on the pages and visually adds to the whale’s movements. The tale of how the solitary Wednesday discovers the sea and her destiny is heartwarming, and readers will cheer for her. - Copyright 2018 Booklist.