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Whale Shines: An Artistic Tale by Fiona…

Whale Shines: An Artistic Tale

by Fiona Robinson

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Creating art under the sea. Charming story and visually stunning. ( )
  Sullywriter | May 22, 2015 |
Whale Shines is another sweet inspirational story for young readers. Whale sees all the other creatures of the sea making art for the art show but he feels useless because he can't do the things others do. All he can do it be a big ad. Until, the Plankton become a source of encouragement for him. He then finds that he can paint with the Plankton and show the creatures of the sea what the night sky looks like. They all think his work is beautiful and had no idea he could do such a thing.
Students who have any desire to find a talent can sympathize with the whale and find encouragement in his triumphs. In a classroom this would be a good book to read to an art class or have in an art center. Then, have the students create their own artwork out of unusual art supplies. Give them toothpicks, marbles, sand, leaves, and other things to make unique artwork. ( )
  crieder95 | Feb 16, 2015 |
This was a beautiful book with the lovely meaning of never giving up. Everyone has their own special talent unlike anyone else. Children will love the pictures and the story itself. ( )
  TeresaCruz | Sep 8, 2014 |
a good book about finding your own talents and sharing them. good illustrations but nothing especially innovative ( )
  mccandlessn | Mar 21, 2014 |
fun to read with some interesting information. No endnotes. ( )
  melodyreads | Dec 16, 2013 |
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Encouraged by his sidekicks, the glow-in-the-dark plankton, a self-doubting whale learns that anyone can be an artist and everyone has something unique to contribute.

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