Big Blue Whale by Nicola Davies reviewed by Billy and Leon
The winners of the Information Book Award 2018 were announced on 7th November 2018 to tie in with Non-Fiction November. The overall winner chosen by the judges was Look I’m a Scientist and the Children’s Choice overall winner was 100 Things You Should Know About Food. The Hachette Children’s Group Award for Outstanding Contribution to Information Books was awarded to Nicola Morgan for her incredible and vitally important contribution to teenage mental health, the teenage brain and well-being.
Last year, Nicola Davies won this award for her extensive writing on animals for younger children. She is a zoologist who has had the opportunity to study a wide variety of mammals.
It was one of Nicola Davies books 'Big Blue Whale' that Year 1 chose as their favourite book with a blue theme or title on World Children’s Day. Later in the day, Year 2 had the opportunity to listen to the book when Mr Jason read it to them as their Mystery Reader. Billy and Leon have written this week’s Book of the Week:
Billy and Leon's Review
Did you know that a blue whale is heavier than 25 elephants or 115 giraffes? We liked this book because it gave us lots of information and because the illustrations are good.
The most interesting facts that we learned were that a blue whale can have as many as 790 baleen plates in its mouth instead of teeth and that a whale can eat as many as 30 million krill in one day!
We would recommend this book to other children because it’s fun and it teaches us lots of information.
- Blue Whales
- Book of the week
- Nicola Davies
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- World Childrens Day