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A very short introduction to whales that would be a great choice for kids fascinated by the marine mammals. In a pleasant voice that communicates enthusiasm, the narrator outlines the various types of whales, how and what they eat, the ways they communicate among one another, the threats they face from humans and the environment, and more. Kids will enjoy the fun facts presented in bite-sized “did you know?” chunks, which are perfect for sharing with classmates and parents.

Summary

Learn about Whales with iMindsJNR audio learning series for younger minds. Whales may seem like the biggest fish in the ocean, but they’re actually not fish at all. Whales and dolphins are actually mammals, just like us! In fact, we’re more similar than you might think. Scientists believe that millions of years ago, whales lived on land and spent most of their time fishing in shallow water. Eventually they developed flippers instead of legs and started to live in the water! Now, whales can be found in all of the earth’s oceans.

Perfect to engage, entertain and broaden young thinkers.. iMindsJNR brings knowledge to your MP3 with 5 minute information segments for growing minds.

Make your MP3 smarter with iMindsJNR MindTracks, intersperse with music and enjoy learning a little about a lot.. knowledge to help shape young minds.

©2009 iMinds Pty Ltd (P)2009 iMinds Pty Ltd

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"I'm learning all sorts of stuff about stuff I didn't even know I didn't know. And it sticks. In a nutshell: wonderful." (Jonathon Margolis, Financial Times)

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Too short

I hardly see the point of writing a book so short.
it's full of facts, aimed at children I think.
Accurate but so much omitted.

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  • Debbie
  • 19-01-21

Whales Once Walked on Land?

Normally I find these iMinds short listens to be worthy of five stars, but this one set off alarms right away. I was very put off by the certainty (not theory) that these majestic animals once had legs and walked on solid ground. This is a listen geared toward children and to push evolution, with no room for creationism is hitting below the belt. In a five minute listen, there's plenty to be said for the environment, science and nature of whales without bringing ANY of the theory of either evolution or creationism into it.

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  • DnTA
  • 02-07-21

facts and fun

excellent narration. pleasant voice, inflection, and pace. easy to understand and take in the information.

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  • Rebeka McNeil
  • 08-12-20

This is a very good book.

This is such a great book. I would request it to any one to read.