Toothed or Baleen? A Whale Compare and Contrast Book

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Toothed or Baleen? A Whale Compare and Contrast Book
This educational children’s book dives into the fascinating similarities and differences between the two large groups of cetaceans: toothed whales (dolphins, porpoises and sperm whales) and baleen whales (blue whales, orcas, and humpbacks). With vibrant photographs and engaging text, this marine life book for kids explains whale adaptations, behaviors, and feeding techniques. Ideal for young readers interested in ocean animals, this book fosters curiosity about marine biology and whale conservation. This latest in Arbordale’s Compare and Contrast series helps children develop critical thinking skills. Perfect for parents and educators looking for an informative book on whales for children.

Written by Cathleen McConnell
32 pg, 8.5 x 10, Ages 5-9, Grades 1-4, Lexile: 600L
Paperback 9781643519968 $11.95  
Spanish Paperback 9781638173427 $11.95  
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Keywords:   whales, dolphins, humpbacks, killer whales, orcas, baleen, whales with teeth, baleen whales, marine mammals, compare and contrast marine mammals, picture book animal comparisons, compare and contrast, similarities and differences, compare and contrast animal adaptations, compare and contrast physical adaptations, compare and contrast animals, animal adaptations for kids, animal adaptations behavioral and physical, animal adaptations physical, animal adaptations behavioral, adaptations animals use to survive, animal adaptations habitat, animal anatomy & adaptations
Animals in the book:   dolphins, orcas, killer whales, humpbacks, whales, whale
Vetters:   Thanks to Chris Butler-Minor, Community Engagement Specialist at the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary for verifying the information in this book.


Author/Illustrator Info:

Cathleen McConnell lloves all animals—especially those that live in the ocean. Having the opportunity to share her excitement for other marine life with visitors is what inspired her to pursue a career in zoo and aquarium education. Currently, as part of her job with the Conservation Engagement team at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, Cathleen runs all kinds of family programs including day camps and “Zoo Snooze” overnight experiences. Over the years she has taught countless children about the wonders of wildlife when they have visited on field trips, or as part of an outreach program at their school. In addition to writing curriculum for teachers, Cathleen has also written Otters: River or Sea? A Compare and Contrast Book for Arbordale. She hopes the books will get kids excited to learn more about animals and how each is uniquely adapted to survive in their natural environment. Cathleen lives in Washington state with her three cats and two guinea pigs. When she can, she also fosters guinea pigs in need of adoption through a local rescue group.


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