Thursday, October 27, 2016

Make a big splash!

Abigail the Whale by David Cali and Sonia Bougaeva. Owl Kids, 2016. Recommended for ages 5-8.

A young girl hates her swim class. Every time she jumps in the pool she is teased by her peers because her large body makes a large wave.   An understanding coach helps her visualize confidence: " ... we can change how we see ourselves ... and ... "offers a creative visualization technique she can use to feel bolder, more confident, and more accepting of herself" (from the publisher). 

Abigail the Whale - owlkids-us

Bold and vibrant illustrations perfectly compliment a story that can gently help children develop self esteem and understand the harmful effects of teasing and bullying.

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for allowing me to read and review the e-galley.