Format: Hardcover
Age Range: 6–8
Book Size: 7 ⅜” x 8 ⅔”
ISBN: 9781684492206
Pages: 32
Publication Date: June 7, 2022
Price: US $15.99 / CAN $21.99

Humpback Whale (Young Zoologist)

A First Field Guide to the Singing Giant of the Ocean

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 what makes them sometimes launch themselves high out of the water.

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.

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Author & Illustrator

Dr. Asha de Vos is an award-winning Sri Lankan marine biologist who has pioneered whale research in the Indian Ocean. She has degrees from the University of St. Andrews, University of Oxford, and the University of Western Australia. Dr. de Vos is a TED Senior Fellow and founder of Oceanswell, Sri Lanka’s first marine conservation research and education organization. Dr. de Vos aims to inspire the next generation of ocean heroes from all corners of the globe.

Jialei Sun is a bird lover and award-winning illustrator who creates colorful and humorous art to tell stories. She graduated from Xiamen University in China, majoring in graphic design and oil painting, before earning her MFA at Maryland Institute College of Art. Jialei is based in Baltimore, Maryland.