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Little Whale

Q: What gave you the idea for LITTLE WHALE?

In the Caribbean, we heard that a humpback whale and her calf had left their pod and were swimming in the channel. We grabbed our masks, snorkels and fins and went snorkeling for over an hour with the huge whale and her baby. I never felt so small or humble in my life. The whale let us come very close to her, even lifting her fin so I could swim under it. Whenever we got too close to the little whale, she and her baby swam away. Again I wanted to know everything about humpback whales. This book is the story of one humpback whale from the time of her birth (weighing almost a ton!) to adulthood.

This is the mother whale and her baby we swam with for over an hour.