Whoosh!: A Watery World of Wonderful Creatures by Marilyn BaillieWhoosh!: A Watery World of Wonderful Creatures by Marilyn Baillie

Whoosh!: A Watery World of Wonderful Creatures

byMarilyn BaillieIllustratorSusan Mitchell

Hardcover | April 15, 2014

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Get kids thinking and moving with this picture book about creatures that love water as much as we do. Each spread shows an animal in a watery scene on one side and a child mimicking the animal’s activity on the other. From splashing like a dolphin to fishing like a heron, from snoozing like an alligator to hiding like a clownfish, the echoing images bring to life the real ways that animals behave—and reveal how there’s a little bit of animal in all of us.

The book closes with a “Guess What?” section that provides brief and quirky facts about the animals featured throughout. A rebus at the back encourages children to read on their own and discover other ways to get up and move, by scuttling like a crab or waddling like a penguin. With Whoosh! readers will splash through the bright, engaging illustrations into a water-filled world of play and learning.
Marilyn Baillie has enjoyed a varied career as an award-winning children's writer, a nursery school teacher, a lecturer at the Royal Ontario Museum, and a children's magazine and book editor. She is the author of numerous beloved children's books including Nose to Toes, Small Wonders, and Amazing Thing Animals Do. She is a former edit...
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Title:Whoosh!: A Watery World of Wonderful CreaturesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 9.55 × 8.84 × 0.37 inPublished:April 15, 2014Publisher:Owlkids Books Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1926973984

ISBN - 13:9781926973982

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kids Love This My kids find this book so much fun. Beautiful pictures.
Date published: 2017-06-09

Editorial Reviews

"Offers a delightful new way for children to learn about creatures that live in and near water ... For parents and educators alike, Whoosh! is worth having on the bookshelf." - Tracey Schindler - Canadian Children's Book News - 20141001