Abi­gail the Whale

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Da­vide Cali, Sonja Bougaeva, il­lus­tra­tor Owlkids Books, Hard­cover $16.95 (32pp) 987-1-77147-198-5

Trans­lated from the orig­i­nal French by Karen Li, Abi­gail the Whale, a.k.a. Mar­lène Baleine, by Da­vide Cali, fol­lows young Abi­gail over the course of a week as she learns to use the power of pos­i­tive think­ing to over­come her fears and in­se­cu­ri­ties, while gain­ing a new ap­pre­ci­a­tion and en­joy­ment of the lit­tle things that make up her day. Abi­gail’s imag­i­na­tion and sweet tem­per­a­ment are high­lighted by the col­or­ful brush­strokes of Sonja Bougaeva’s whim­si­cal il­lus­tra­tions, and the harsh words of bul­lies be­come in­signif­i­cant as Abi­gail faces the waters with con­fi­dence, pig­tails, and an or­ange polka­dot­ted swim­suit. Per­fect for virtues pro­grams and char­ac­ter build­ing at home or in class­rooms.

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