Joanasie Karpik is a respected elder from Pangnirtung, Nunavut. He writes about the bowhead whales who live in the Arctic Ocean and who have been a part of the culture and survival of her people for generations.
This informative introduction to bowhead whales includes their range, diet, babies, their predators, information on baleen and blowholes. Gently and warmly illustrated, the book hits a high point with the carefully drawn skeleton which sits against a black background illuminating each bone and creating a feeling of mystery and power.
The book ends in a description of traditional uses of the bowhead whale by the Inuits.
This is an exciting contribution to children's literature.
28 pages 978-1772271621 Ages 5-9
Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com
Animals Illustrated mixes fun-filled animal facts suitable for the youngest of readers with intricately detailed illustrations to create a unique and beautiful collection of children’s nonfiction books on Arctic animals. Each volume contains first-hand accounts from authors who live in the Arctic, along with interesting facts on the behaviors and biology of each animal. In this book, kids will learn how bowheads raise their babies, where they live, what they eat, and other interesting information, like how they can eat when they don't have any teeth!--from the publisher