Meet Earth's largest animal! Introduce elementary kids to whales and their underwater lives. From the white belugas to the giant humpbacks, whales are magnificent ocean creatures. Readers explore the many different kinds of whales, including both toothed and baleen whales, their features, behaviors, sounds, and migration habits, all with STEM-appropriate text and gorgeous photography. An end folk tale tells why the Maori people from New Zealand use to ride whales. A great nonfiction resource for student reports, animal units, and life science lessons. Includes table of contents, index, same-page definitions, and further resources.