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A Killer Whale's World
Propelled by powerful tails, killer whales cruise the world's oceans. These whales are also called orcas.
A baby killer whale is born underwater. Day by day and year by year he grows bigger and stronger. One day, with a giant leap, the huge animal bursts out of the waves and then splashes back down. Come along for a wild water journey to a killer whale’s world.
A lively and readable text provides a close-up look at these black and white sea mammals in this "anything but black and white" book. Cut paper illustrations help tell the tales of these amazing animals and the world in which they live.
This picture book follows a young killer whale from birth through his first growing up years. We see killer whales in their natural home in the ocean along with other animals that share their environment. The book can be read aloud to younger children or an older child can read it alone.
Sidebars on each page spread expand information in the text. Back matter includes a map of where killer whales live, fun facts, further reading, a glossary and index, and a guide to websites appropriate for the age group.
Look in your library for more information about killer whales in Caroline Arnold's book, Killer Whale, illustrated with color photos by Richard Hewett (Morrow Junior Books, 1992)now also available as an ebook from StarWalk Kids Media.
To purchase a fine art print or card of one of the illustrations from A Killer Whale's World, go to www.etsy.com/shop/CarolineArnoldArt.
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Prizes and Awards
Library Media Connection, November/December 2006
The first page in each of Caroline Arnold's Animals series begins with basic facts about the featured animal including where the animal lives, habitat, food, animal class, and scientific name. Beginning with a mother awaiting the birth of her young, each book tells about the baby and each stage of development until the baby is grown and able to be on its own. Vibrant whole-page cut-paper illustrations will fascinate young readers as they learn about the animals in A Killer Whale's World, A Zebra's World, A Penguin's World, and A Panda's World. Additional facts are given in sidebars with more information on each animal's growth, habitat, and unique characteristics. There is a map at the end of the book showing where the animal lives, as well as an index and glossary. Internet sites are listed for more information. This series would be wonderful for beginning research projects, as well as popular titles for young readers to explore. Recommended.
Gillian Engberg, Booklist
The Caroline Arnold's Animals series features striking paper collages, clear text, and a picture-book format.