Books & Music - Children's Books Tots to Teens
By Caroline Bridges, illustrated by Sarah James
When a little girl goes to visit her grandparents on Quadra Island in British Columbia, all she wants is to see are the whales. As each day passes, she hopes she'll get the chance to whale watch, but even when she isn't able to spot any of the majestic creatures, there are plenty of other marvels on the island to keep her entertained and entranced.
Where Are the Whales?, by Caroline Bridges, details several different locations and sceneries of Quadra Island. The main character and her grandparents visit Rebecca Spit, Cape Mudge Village, and other local destinations, giving the little girl ample opportunity to learn about the island and enjoy its wonders. For readers familiar with these areas, seeing the girl visit known locations will be fun and can open the way for discussion about the reader's own memories of time spent on the island.