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The Whale Who Wanted to be Small by Gill McBarnet (1985)



Hardcover in Good (G) condition. No dust jacket. Corners are bumped, cover slightly dull. Pages are clean, straight and bright. Still a solid clean copy. Please see our guide to book conditions for more details.

Kanani the baby Humpback whale is much bigger than her sea creature friends and wishes she were small like them. Only when exposed to the magnificence of her Grandfather, does she appreciate the beauty of being a whale. This dramatic story of self esteem was Gill McBarnet's first story, and it is still an all time favorite with young readers. Back cover pictorial information on Humpback whales.