Whales come in many shapes and sizes, and there's a lot of interesting information to learn about these mammals (they are not fish!). This illustrated nonfiction title shows readers how these gentle giants care for their young and defend each other against predators, how they migrate, how they sleep in the water, and how and what they eat. Comparisons with familiar things bring the whales into children”s everyday world. Sentences are short and easy to read. A brief historical look at whaling is also included.