The Whale In My Swimming Pool by Joyce Wan

by Joyce Wan

 – Who Doesn’t Want A Whale In Their Pool? –

Maybe The Boy Who Owns The Pool!


“Race you to the pool!” says a boy wearing red swim trunks. But what’s waiting in the pool, the small wading pool, but a large whale. When he screams to his mom that there’s a whale in his pool, she apparently doesn’t believe him, since it’s so preposterous. She replies that having a whale is great and that he shouldn’t forget to apply sunscreen. The boy is confused as to whether to apply sunscreen to himself or the whale. Thus begins the many ideas the boy comes up with to get the whale out of his pool. Will anything work? Or will he have to somehow share his yellow pool with white dots?

Cons: None

Pros:  This is a silly book that should be lots of fun for little ones. And to make matters even more fun, at nap time the boy discovers another dilemma to deal with.

Author/Illustrator: Joyce Wan

Published by: Farrar Straus Giroux, 2015

  • Approx Words: 166
  • Ages: 2 – 6
  • Pages: 40

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