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The Resource Abigail the whale, written by Davide Cali ; art by Sonja Bougaeva

Abigail the whale, written by Davide Cali ; art by Sonja Bougaeva

Label
Abigail the whale
Title
Abigail the whale
Statement of responsibility
written by Davide Cali ; art by Sonja Bougaeva
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Abigail dreads swimming lessons. Every time she dives into the pool, she makes a big splash, and all the girls in her class shout: Abigail's a whale!; Abigail can see that she is larger than the other girls. She feels huge, heavy, and out of place. Abigail's swimming teacher takes her aside and points out: we can change how we see ourselves. He offers a creative visualization technique she can use to feel bolder, more confident, and more accepting of herself. Abigail tries it out in challenging situations that week--walking home in the dark, eating her vegetables, trying to fall asleep. Illustrations in the book show her perspective morphing powerfully to match her new thought patterns. Next time she's in swimming class, instead of feeling heavy, Abigail thinks sardine, eel, barracuda, shark! She starts to figure out how to draw on mindfulness, creative thinking, resilience, and positive self-esteem to embrace exactly who she is. This picture book supports social/emotional learning and serves as a perfect jumping-off point for topics like bullying, empathy, confidence, and creative problem solving
Cataloging source
BKCT
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1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Calì, Davide
Dewey number
j843/.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1972-
  • 1975-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Calì, Davide
  • Li, Karen
  • Bougaeva, Sonja
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Resilience (Personality trait)
  • Self-esteem
  • Imagination
  • Bullying
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Abigail the whale, written by Davide Cali ; art by Sonja Bougaeva
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in France under the title Marlène Baleine by Editions Sarbarcane
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 x 31 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781771471985
Isbn Type
(hc)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly colour illustrations
Label
Abigail the whale, written by Davide Cali ; art by Sonja Bougaeva
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in France under the title Marlène Baleine by Editions Sarbarcane
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 x 31 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781771471985
Isbn Type
(hc)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly colour illustrations

Library Locations

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      42.098657 -76.050865
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