You already know that whales aren't fish, but did you know they are mammals, just like us humans, who need to hold their breath under water? In The World of Whales we explore many interesting facts about these fantastic animals, looking at the habits and characteristics that make the many species of this family so special. From the stealthy orcas that traverse the seas, to the beautiful songs of humpbacks and the booming calls of the blue whales, we immerse ourselves in the lives of these grandiose swimmers. Join our subaquatic expedition to follow agile fins and flukes, learn about their routines, and marvel as these marine giants breach the ocean’s surface.
Wildlife lover Darcy Dobell is the author of many scientific textbooks and articles aimed at younger readers, and advises organizations on how to protect the oceans.
British illustrator Becky Thorns has an inquisitive design style inspired by her travels. The World of Whales is her first picture book.