Book Launch Fun! A Small Blue Whale by Beth Ferry, illustrated by Lisa Mundorff

Yesterday, the Brielle Public Library in New Jersey was playfully transformed by whale cookies, penguin balloons, cleverly-named candies, and more for the book launch of A Small Blue Whale. 

A Small Blue Whale, written by New York Times bestselling author Beth Ferry (Stick and Stone) and illustrated by Lisa Mundorff, is a beautiful, charming picture book about a lonely blue whale who learns the meaning of friendship.

Adults and children gathered in the library to hear Beth Ferry read the heartwarming story and have their books signed.


About the book: A small blue whale sits in a silver sea . . . wishing, wanting, waiting for a friend. Waiting is hard, but he doesn’t mind; he’s sure a friend will be worth the wait.
This heartwarming story about friendship–what it looks like, sounds like, tastes like, and feels like–will have readers agreeing that a true friend is definitely worth the wait.



About the author: Beth Ferry is the author of several picture books, including Stick and StoneLand Shark, and Pirate’s Perfect Pet. Her family has cared for myriad pets, including two land sharks, a hedgehog, a blue-tongued skink, and a heap of hamsters, but her absolutely perfect pet is an English bulldog named Winston. She lives in New Jersey near the shore.

For more info about Beth Ferry, visit 




About the illustrator: Lisa Mundorff is a Portland based artist who’s illustrations have appeared in magazines, advertising, books and more. Accolades include Grand Prize at the SCBWI Western Washington Portfolio Show, and winner of the Tomie dePaola Prize for picture book illustration.

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