Little Whale in Deep Trouble: A story inspired by a true event by Hans Wilhelm


Young children will be riveted by the story of Little Whale, a young calf who goes everywhere with his Mama. Every day as they swim through the waves, Little Whale feels happy and safe whenever he sees their shadows side by side on the ocean floor. One day, Little Whale sees a school of stingrays cruising by and he quickly races after them. He doesn’t think he’s gone too far when he suddenly looks down and sees only one shadow! Mama Whale is nowhere to be found…and now he’s stuck in big fishing net! Now Little Whale is in deep trouble . . . . Children will race to the end of this story to learn the outcome, discovering the real-life story that inspired this entertaining book. Little Whale in Deep Trouble includes lots of engaging facts about Humpback Whales that will encourage kids to learn more about these gentle giants. It’s an excellent resource for children as they strive to meet state standards in English Language Arts. Pssst…it’s a fun read too! (Ages 4–7)

About the author:

Hans Wilhelm has written and illustrated more than 150 books for children and adults, and has won numerous international awards. He was born in Bremen, Germany, and lived in Africa for many years. He now lives in an old farmhouse in Weston, CT, where a converted stable serves a his studio.

In Emilee’s opinion:

This was a cute story about a whale named Oscar and his mother. He always knew his mother was there when he saw two shadows on the ocean floor.  One day he got distracted by a school of stingrays and got lost. When he find his mama again? Who will help him? Oscar got caught in a net but he can’t seem to wiggle his way out. Some divers were near and helped rescue the poor scared whale. He thanked the people by doing a fun Thank you dance. What a wonderful story of love. I loved that it was based on a true story. I thought it had real meaning. The illustrations were simple and pretty. I definitely recommend reading this cute book to your kids. And the real story is included so you can teach your kids about helping animals and others around us.

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