Following Papa's Song

Following Papa's Song

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"Papa?"asked Little Blue.

"Are we going very far?"

"Yes, Little Blue. We will travel farther

than we have ever gone before."

As two whales swim together through the big ocean, Little Blue has many questions for Papa, especially ones about the long migration. How will they know the way? Will he be able to keep up? What will they see along the way?


Papa has answers for all these questions, but Little Blue remains curious as they begin their journey. What could be down below, where they can't see? The answer is a magical world and Little Blue is enchanted . . .  until there is only darkness surrounding the young whale.  But if Little Blue is quiet and listens, can Little Blue hear Papa's song?


Filled with the wonders of the ocean and the comfort of a father's presence, Following Papa's Song is a heartwarming story to be read again and again.

Publisher: New York : Viking, c2014
ISBN: 9780670013159
Branch Call Number: E MAR
Characteristics: [34] p. :,col. ill. ;,25 x 29 cm

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LMcShaneCLE Nov 06, 2015

A lushly illustrated father-child book to share at bedtime - or to reassure kids who may have separation anxiety. It is also a very spiritual exploration of the sea and natural world.

ChristchurchKids Jun 23, 2014

Little Blue the humpback whale has a million questions for his Papa about their first migration together. What will they see? How will they know where to go? And -- scariest of all -- what will happen if Little Blue gets lost? Papa reassures Little Blue that all he needs to do is listen for Papa's song, and he'll never lose his way. Vibrant washes of aquatic colors illuminate the mixed-media illustrations, which depict not only the vast depths of the ocean, but also the fathomless love between father and child. For another comforting parent-child whale tale, check out Breathe by Scott Magoon.

Picture books newsletter June 2014

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