Illustrated by Adam Rex
"ages 4-8" (I'd say great for 2nd-5th graders-funny and informative)
My rating: 5
Endpapers: Large advertisements for sea-related items in two shades of brown.
There are two types of illustrations in this wonderful book. Large, colorful, fanciful depictions of the story, and black and white (with brown and white) more technical drawings to illustrate the factual information that is presented. Combination FUN story and interesting blue whale facts.
Billy's parents are always threatening him - clean up your room/brush your teeth/finish your peas -- or they'd buy him a blue whale. Well...guess what. They must have gotten fed up with him enough to do just that. So he's stuck with the largest-ever-known mammal, which must accompany him wherever he goes. And does that ever cause problems!