How to get a 100 feet Blue Whale

How to get a 100 feet Blue Whale

If you always dreamt about owning a Blue Whale, now you can have one! It’s easy, first of all you have to go to the nearest library or bookstore and look for “Billy Twitters and his Blue Whale problem” by genius author Mac Barnett, illustrated by the very talented Adam Rex.

Once you have it, read it carefully, this book will tell you hilarious story of how Billy Twitters have to learn to be responsible by taking care of a blue whale. This book will also give you a few tips on how to feed, wash and “walk” a whale.

When you finish reading the book, please take a minute or two to admire the inside covers because they are full of hilarious vintage-looking ads promoting all kinds os ocean related items. In one of this ads you will find all the information on how to get your very own blue whale, you just have to send a letter saying that you would like a whale and wait for the answer.

After reading this book we all agreed that owning a blue whale is pretty cool so we wrote a letter asking for one and a few weeks later we have got an answer! Ladies and Gentlemen, we are the owners of Daniel, a 100ft Blue Whale. Daniel is currently living in Sognefjord, a beautiful fjord located in Norway, where he swims happy in the ice cold water with the other whales. Maybe one day we will be able to see Daniel in person but meanwhile we can leave him voice messages on his phone number, which is something great.

It’s really cool to see how books are becoming more than a story written on a piece of paper. This is a clear example on how the story becomes real making you live the adventures you just read about on the book. It’s amazing too see the face of a kid when you ask them if they would like a blue whale.

If you want to have your very own blue whale (don’t worry, it’s just a free trial), you can send a letter to this address.

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Simple stories make great books

Simple stories make great books

When I look for what I call a “cool book“, I’m looking for something funny, cute, artistic and cleaver but above all I’m looking for something magical; a book that will take the child to a world of wonder. When children read a book, they should learn to be more sensitive, artistic and creative, they should learn to watch the world with glittering eyes.

Luckly, nowadays there are a few authors who make children believe in magic, Mac Barnett is one of them. Extra yarn is the first book I read by Barnett and I just loved everything about it. Today I want to talk about Sam and Dave dig a hole, the story of two friends who decide to dig a hole because they are in a mission to find something spectacular and because digging holes is always fun. To me, the book is just brilliant, it’s the perfect example that a simple story with simple illustrations make a great book! With a few words, the authors tells you how fun it is to enjoy the journey and how something unexpected can be really spectacular. Sam and Dave dig a hole is what I understand for a cool book.

Oh, and don’t miss the book trailer, it’s simply amazing: click here to watch it!


Quan busco un llibre per a nens, busco que sigui divertit, maco, intel·ligent i artístic però per sobre de tot busco que sigui màgic; un llibre que transporti el lector a un món meravellós. Quan un nen llegeix un llibre, hauria d’aprendre a ser més sensible, artística i creatiu, en definitiva, a veure el món amb ulls brillants.

Afortunadament, avui en dia hi ha alguns autors que fan que els nens creguin en la màgia, Mac Barnett és un d’ells. Llana a dojo va ser el primer llibre de Barnett que vaig llegir i només puc dir que em va encantar.

Avui vull parlar sobre En Jan i en Pep fan un foratla història de dos amics que decideixen de fer un forat per trobar una cosa espectacular i també perquè fer un forat sempre és divertit. Per mi, aquest llibre és brillant, és l’esemple perfecte de com una història simple i unes il·lustracions simples, constitueixen a fer un llibre increíble! Amb poques paraules, l’autor t’explica com de divertit és disfrutar del viatge i com a vegades, una cosa inesperada pot ser espectacular. En Jan i en Pep fan un forat és el que entenc per un perfecte llibre infantil.

Ah, no et perdis el book trailer, és molt bo: clica aqui!

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