A Whale of a Tale!: All About Porpoises, Dolphins, and Whales

By Bonnie Worth


Take to the high seas onboard Captain McElligot's Cetacean Station in search of whales, dolphins, and porpoises—those aquatic mammals known as cetaceans. With The Cat in the Hat as your underwater tour guide, you'll soon discover that learning about the mammals of the deep blue sea is a whale of a task!

Children will learn how cetaceans stay warm without hair, have teeth or baleen, swim in troops, spyhop, spin, and breach. Interactive diagrams teach the difference between a fish tale and a whale tale, demonstrate the use of echolocation to find prey, and highlight migration patterns on a world chart. Learn new terms by tapping on instant glossary words throughout the story and test your dolphin knowledge with a fun matching quiz.

The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library is a nonfiction series that introduces youngsters to basic science concepts. The titles explore a range of subjects, including dinosaurs, pets, marine life and nature subjects such as trees and outer space. Written in rhyme, these stories feature the classic characters from The Cat in the Hat book — The Cat, Sally, Dick, Thing One and Thing Two, and even the fish! Look for more Learning Library omBooks coming soon!

New features introduced in this omBook include animated objects, an instant glossary and interactive learning games. To promote reading in young children, individual words are highlighted as the story is read and words zoom up when pictures are touched. By combining the original text and artwork with features that educate, entertain and promote reading, this omBook appeals to readers of all ages.

Recommended ages: 5 - 10

Two ways to read this omBook (Oceanhouse Media digital book):

  • ★ "Read to Me" — listen to the narrated story with words highlighted as they are read. still allowing you to explore the interactiveness.
  • ★ "Read it Myself" — read the book in its traditional form and explore the interactive qualities

Additional Features:

  • ★ Picture / Word association — words zoom up and are spoken when pictures are touched
  • ★ Tap on glossary words throughout the story and learn their meaning
  • ★ Interact with the animated objects on each page
  • ★ Professional audio narration
  • ★ Custom background audio for each scene
  • ★ Pages pan & zoom to accentuate the original artwork
  • ★ This 'Universal App' is optimized for Retina displays and the iPad

Listen to a sample:

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Official Dr. Seuss licensed iPad, iPhone and iPod touch App.

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Official Random House licensed app: www.randomhouse.com/kids

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