Humpback Whale (Young Zoologist): A First Field Guide to the Singing Giant of the Ocean (Hardcover)
Head to the depths of the ocean to study humpback whales in this beautiful nonfiction field guide for kids.
You may know that humpback whales use whale song to communicate with each other, but there’s so much more to discover about these giants of the sea! In this book, acclaimed marine biologist Dr. Asha de Vos explains how humpbacks use special bubble nets to catch fish, and why their poo is so important!
Filled with simple science and plenty of animal facts, this book also explains how hunting made humpback whales an endangered species—and how conservation efforts have seen their numbers increase again.
Featuring stunning illustrations by Jialei Sun, Humpback Whale (Young Zoologist) is part of an exciting new series of animal books from Neon Squid aiming to inspire the next generation of biologists and conservationists.
About the Author
Dr. Asha de Vos is an award-winning Sri Lankan marine biologist who has pioneered whale research in the Indian Ocean. She is a TED Senior Fellow and founder of Oceanswell, a marine conservation organization.
Jialei Sun is a bird-lover and illustrator based in Baltimore, Maryland, who creates colorful and humorous artworks. She graduated from Xiamen University in China, majoring in graphic design and oil painting, before earning a masters degree at Maryland Institute College of Art.
Neon Squid creates beautiful nonfiction books for inquisitive kids (and kids at heart). We believe the most amazing stories are real ones, so our books are for children who want to decipher ancient scrolls, orbit distant stars, and dive into the deepest oceans. Our books are a labor of love—written by experts, illustrated by the best artists around, and produced using the finest materials, including sustainably sourced paper. We hope that by reading them kids are encouraged to further explore the world around them.
Praise for the Young Zoologist series:
"What makes this series stand out is that the illustrations, bite-sized facts, and clear labels make it easy for the youngest of readers to navigate the text and absorb the information there." -- Booklist
"The well-illustrated Young Zoologist series guides readers through the lives and notable features of the spotlighted animals... prepares the young zoologist (aka the reader) for their upcoming adventure in the field, laying out tools necessary for investigating the animal. The bright, semi-realistic artwork could hold these titles on its own, but the easily digestible facts regarding life cycle, behavior, and conservation make the volumes well rounded. Each work is pragmatic in addressing the challenges these creatures face while helping aspiring zoologists learn ways to protect animals and their environments." --Booklist