Ida and the Whale by Rebecca Gugger is a beautifully illustrated picture book about a child’s dream. The soft colors with just the right amount of pop added to them captivated the children and were quite stunning.
The story itself Ida and the Whale were not as captivating as we hoped. Ida and the Whale has a wonderful premise, but unfortunately, the execution was not great. The story itself left us wanting more, but not in a good way. The plot was not as developed as I wanted, which left the children with a lot of questions.
About Ida and the Whale
What lies behind the sun, the moon, and the stars?
Ida can’t stop thinking about these and other very important questions. Then one night, a flying whale wakes her and takes her on an amazing journey—where some of her questions are answered and even more created.
This gentle, philosophical tale is a visual treat sure to fill curious little listeners with wonder.
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