WELCOME HOME, WHALES
A boy dreams of a whale’s call as she returns to a bay to introduce her new calf to the world.
In a quiet harbor, a young child hears the call of a right whale, the rarest kind of whale. He is the only person in his town to hear the whale’s moving song, and he waits by the bay to hear more of her story and shares in her joy and sorrow. At first her story makes the young boy sad, but he is soon filled with hope as she introduces her new calf to the world. Full of dreamy watercolors, Welcome Home, Whales shares the story of a boy who befriends a whale and offers her empathy and understanding.
This poignant and optimistic story reveals timely themes of empathy and conservation that will resonate with children concerned about wildlife, the environment, and how they can help make a better world. Welcome Home, Whales eloquently illustrates the issues our younger generations are grappling with today and ends with a list of ways kids can help whales wherever they live.
“Welcome Home, Whales is a beautifully illustrated, poignant tale full of compassion and hope for some of the largest creatures on the planet that you will want to share with your children again and again.” —Leigh Calvez, author of The Breath of a Whale and The Hidden Lives of Owls
Author and Illustrator: Christina Booth
Hardcover with Jacket
Age Range: 4 to 9
Grade Range: Kindergarten to Grade 5
Themes: Conservation, Animals, STEAM, Emotions & Feelings
8.5 x 11.2 inches, 32 pages
Publication Date: April 6, 2021