If You Want to See a Whale
Julie Fogliano, illus. by Erin E. Stead (Roaring Brook/Porter)
When better than summer to go whale-watching? Writing with faux gravity, Fogliano cautions readers hoping to spot a whale to avoid such distractions as too-comfy chairs, pirates in the harbor, and lovely wild roses. Stead’s delicate and imaginative portraits of these and other scenarios underscore the story’s light sense of irony.