Saturday, February 13, 2010
Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem by Mac Barnett
Billy's parents warned him: if he didn't do his homework, clean his room, or finish his dinner, they would get him a blue whale. Billy didn't do his homework, he didn't clean his room, and he didn't finish his dinner. So one day a blue whale shows up on the Twitters' front step - and it's up to Billy to take care of him. Along the way, Billy (and the reader) learn a lot of details about blue whales, including why they don't really make good pets. The illustrations are hilarious because they're so straightforward, and the text balances story and facts.
On a different note, I had to read the title several times before I got the words right - I kept reading it as "Billy Twitters ABOUT his blue whale problem." Which it is not.
Find it at IndieBound.
Read it with:
Redwoods by Jason Chin
Moonshot by Brian Floca
Dinosaur Bob and His Adventures with the Family Lazardo by William Joyce
Psst! by Adam Rex