The Whale in My Swimming Pool

22609854The Whale in My Swimming Pool written and illustrated by Joyce Wan (2015)

“There’s a whale in my swimming pool.”

“Great, honey. Don’t forget about sunscreen.”

Apparently this little guy is on his own. He tries coaxing the whale out with treats, tricking him with a game of tag and fetch, even using a crane to lift him out, but nothing seems to work. That whale is not moving. Then the boy has a different idea. He simply relaxes in the whale’s water spout! Ahhhh…. Everything is fine until nap time. Now there’s a bear in his bed, and it’s snoring!

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If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. Love this funny take on what to do when you can’t do what you want.

Hope your summer plans aren’t foiled by a whale… or a bear!

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Add a little science to your reading fun.

Find out how whales keep warm in freezing cold water.

de00d0f50ae6e4a50db469d2ea74d780You might not find a whale in your pool, but you could still go fishing.

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