Elliot and the Whale Tale
written by INGRID SIMUNIC
Ingrid Simunic – A series of little books, intimate and grand, funny, searing and visionary.
All the Series
As the first book in the series, you get to meet our eager, animal-loving hero, Elliot. He notices an osprey nest on the shores of Sag Harbor, and his plans for summer change. Now, Elliot spends his days observing the fascinating sea birds through his brand new binoculars. He is just a secret observer until, one day, he has the chance to help and forms a bond with the tiny family of ospreys!
Elliot takes on an adventure following a group of raccoons all around Sag Harbor the night before the town’s annual HarborFest celebrations. He watches the plump little comedians feast on a buffet of discarded food as they run from place to place, leaving messes in their wake. If only the owners of those trash bins learned what Elliot had learned from a wildlife expert at school.
Elliot gets a gift and a big responsibility when his mother buys him a betta fish. He excitedly cares for it and thinks his little blue friend has a secret – he isn’t a fish, but a baby whale! Elliot wants to help him grow and then release him in the ocean, but the sea may no longer be safe for whales. Elliot must first learn to do his part to care for the ocean before his friend can go home… if the ocean is his home, that is.
Read Reviews by My Readers
"Elliot and the Osprey Nest" is a wonderful tale of exploration and discovery, seen through the loving eyes of a mother watching her son learn about the natural world around him. Young readers will delight in learning about ospreys and their habitat off the shores of Long Island, and parents everywhere will relate to the pleasure of watching a child explore, learn and grow. The bonus coloring pages will keep children entertained long after they know the story by heart.