Category: Animals & pets
Author: Kia Ozmore
Illustrator: Eugene Ruble
Print ISBN: 9781616335656; 1616335653
eBook ISBN: 9781616335663; 1616335661
Close your eyes and picture a silly whale diving into a purple jar, then popping up and squirting out grape jello, or swimming through shampoo and blowing bubbles out of its spout. You look into a golden sea and find a whale swimming while squirting string cheese into the air.
It’s not the usual water spray that comes out of a whale’s spout in the ocean. It’s wild, weird, and wonder-full stuff. If a silly whale is swimming in a lot of desserts, it’ll shoot chocolate syrup. Or it could be swimming in purple Jello, or in black ink. Maybe it will be swimming in yellow cheese and spout string cheese. Or maybe swimming in shampoo and shooting out bubbles. In the end Ms. Ozmore suggests that the reader could imagine things that the whale could swim in and shoot strange things out of its spout. Eugene Ruble’s artwork is over the top, completely silly, colorful, wild and crazy. Kids will find a lot of silly things to point out and talk about. The author’s suggestion at the end offers kids a fun interactive outlet for their rich imaginations. Suggested reader age is 4 through 9. ~Reviewed by: Penelope Anne Cole- Award Winning Author of Magical Matthew, Magical Mea, Mágico Mateo (Spanish), “Ten Little Tricksters”.
"My 2 year old daughter loves this book! we read it every night and thanks to the lyrical rhyming, she almost has it memorized! we find something new in the pictures each time and she absolutely loves that the whale swims in shampoo and spouts out string cheese. Gets her giddy every time!" ~Reviewed by: Ashley Salmon
"My daughter received this book as a gift from her aunt. What a darling and fun book this is! As a Fine Arts Major, I greatly appreciated the imagination and color used in the illustration as well as the fun lyrical rhyming. I definitely anticipate many a nights with this in our wind down".~Reviewed by: jennifer
"What a wonderful and super silly fun book to read! It's one my son picks out to read every day! He loves how it rhymes and loves all the colors in the book! Kia is a talented author! Can't wait to see what the next book will be!" ~Reviewed by: Patrick
"Wonderful book! Fun for all ages. Very colorful language and illustrations. Highly recommend it." ~ Reviewed by: K
"This book is a great book. My children love this book. The author Kia Ozmore is amazing. I'm excited to see what's next." ~Reviewed by: Sandi
"What a great book! From the imaginative story, the lovely rhyming, the fantastic illustrations to the pure creative wonder; this is a book children will love and enjoy across the ages! I've bought two so far and am getting ready to buy four more as gifts. Hans Christian Anderson and Aesop ... move over! Here comes Kia Kelly Ozmore!" ~Reviewed by: Beachflower