illustrated by Adam Rex
The story of a boy and the pet whale that ruins his life.
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An IndieBound Top-Ten Kids Next List Pick
★ “Definitely funny and slyly subversive.”
—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“A headlong plunge into surrealism ensues when Billy Twitters’s parents punish him by giving him a blue whale. The cleverness is in the idea’s literal-mindedness — Billy thinking “I feel like something’s watching me” as he eats his cereal, one very large eye visible behind him, and then hauling the whale to school on his bicycle. It’s not supposed to make sense, and, amusingly, it doesn’t.”
—The New York Times