Article Title

The Boy and the Whale


Kati Penovich


Excellent, Preschool, Primary, whale, father, son, fishing

Document Type

Book Review


One morning, a boy and his father find a whale trapped in their fishing net. While his father worries about saving the net, the boy worries about the whale. His father returns their boat to shore, angry and worried about making a living without their only fishing net. After weighing his desire to help the whale against his knowledge that his father will be angry if he goes back, the boy decides to try to save the whale. Miraculously, he saves the whale, who leaps out of the water over and over, joyful to be free again.