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A nonfiction picture book, The Blue Whale draws children into the life and world of this enormous whale by situating facts within a familiar context that is fun and engaging. Here, readers are given the actual size of an eye right on the page, and we are informed how understand this whale's body size in relation to trucks, cars, milk bottles, and hippos! With an accurate and engaging text, fully vetted by a blue whale expert, and lyrically lovely illustrations, The Blue Whale is a book that invites children in and holds their attention. Its tempo is like a pleasing melody, which means that the information never becomes too weighty or exhausting - a key thing when it comes to young readers and their enjoyment of a book!A graduate of the renowned MA children's book illustration program at the Cambridge School of Art (ARU) , Jenni Desmond works from her studio in London, England.



About the Author

Jenni Desmond

Jenni Desmond graduated from a Masters Degree in Children's Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art (UK) and her debut book won the Cambridgeshire Read it Again! Award in 2012. Her books have been translated into over twenty languages since, and in 2015 Desmond was named Best Emerging Talent (Illustrator) at the Junior Design Awards (UK) . In 2016 she was made a Maurice Sendak Fellow and her book 'The Polar Bear' became a 'New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book' of the year.

Jenni Desmond lives in East London UK. When she's not in her studio, you'll find her cooking, cycling and swapping city life for long hikes down by the sea shore or up in the hills and the mountains.

Find more at www.jennidesmond.com

Photo credit: Andy Donohoe 2017



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