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Big Whales, Small World
By (author): Mark Leiren-Young
9781459825024 Board book, Paper over boards English Juvenile: Age (years) from 0 - 2, Grade (CAN) from P - K, Grade (US) from P - K, Reading age from 0 - 2 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Marine Life Apr 14, 2020 Print Run: 5000
$10.95 CAD
Active 7 x 7 x 0.5 in | 280 gr 24 pages 24 FSC certified – mixed sources C106973 Orca Book Publishers
CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens 2020, Commended
Take a dive in the oceans of the world with whales big and small!

In Big Whales, Small World you will meet whales from around the world. This rhyming photographic board book visits the oceans of places like New Zealand, Russia and South America. Writer, filmmaker and orca activist Mark Leiren-Young introduces young readers to blue whales bigger than dinosaurs and tiny vaquitas who swim close to shores.

Key Selling Points

  • In this book, young readers are introduced to whales from around the world.
  • Young readers learn one interesting fact about each whale in this clever, rhyming board book.
  • Author Mark Leiren-Young has also written Orcas Everywhere and Orcas of the Salish Sea.
  • The author has been called Canada’s “go-to guy for dolphins, whales and trees.”
  • It is illegal to take underwater pictures of certain endangered whales. All of the photos in this book were sourced and taken legally.

Mark Leiren-Young is a writer, documentary filmmaker, podcaster and orca activist. His book The Killer Whale Who Changed the World won the Science Writers and Communicators of Canada general audience book award. He wrote, directed and produced an award-winning documentary called The Hundred-Year-Old Whale, and his documentary about Moby Doll is being produced by Middle Child Films. Mark hosts a podcast about orca and ocean stories and is actively involved in the fight for the survival of the endangered southern residents. Mark has written for other young audiences for ABC, PBS, YTV, Treehouse and BBC Kids. He lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

Marketing and Promotional Plans
  • Splashy print and online advertising campaigns
  • Coastal, local and national media initiatives
  • A wave of promotion at national and regional school, library and trade conferences
  • A sea of ARC distribution, including NetGalley
  • A swell of blog and social media promotion
  • Cross-promotion with Orcas of the Salish Sea
  • Sea-to-sea coverage on Mark Leiren-Young's podcast, Skaana

“Dynamic, real-life images of whales in their natural environment will mesmerize the youngest of readers, and the rhyming text is sure to capture their attention when read aloud. Recommended.” - CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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Orcas of the Salish Sea Mark Leiren-Young 9781459825055 $19.95 CAD Apr 14, 2020
Orcas Everywhere Mark Leiren-Young 9781459819986 $24.95 CAD Sep 03, 2019


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