If You Want to See a Whale
by Julie Fogliano and Erin E. Stead
This week's pick is by Cottager: Kristen Tracy
What it's all about . . .
Why it’s on the Crooked Bookshelf . . .
The art of patience isn’t a subject often tackled in picture books, and this one is a winner.
Our favorite lines . . .
If you want to see a whale you will need a window and an ocean and time for waiting and time for looking and time for wondering “is that a whale?”
Our favorite illustration . . .
Why grown-ups will love it . . .It’s a precise and perfect tale about looking and finding. Worthwhile discoveries take patience. And this book reminds readers that it’s important to appreciate the journey.