Picture Book Review: Whole Whale

Whole Whale by Karen Yin

Whole Whale
by Karen Yin (Goodreads Author), Nelleke Verhoeff (Illustrator)
4 out of 5 stars

There is a parade of animals all squeezing for more room in this book. They crowd onto the page from all sides, but how will they ever make enough room for the biggest mammal of them all, the blue whale, to fit in?

This is such a cute book! The first page starts with just one or two animals, and then they gradually pile in more and more animals of all kinds, until finally the page is filled with a hundred animals. I like that there is a chart at the end of the book that lists all one hundred animals, so you can hunt through the pages and find them all and count them up.

The illustrations are bright and vibrant with energy, but I don’t like the art style that much. It looks a little sloppy at times. I don’t like the designs for some of the animals. Their faces look strange. The lions especially look weird. The art work is fine, but it’s just not my favorite style.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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