"The harsh words of bullies become insignificant as Abigail faces the waters with confidence, pigtails, and an orange polka-dotted swimsuit. Perfect for virtues programs and character building at home or in classrooms." - Foreword Reviews
"This tale of positive thinking is a great jumping-off point for a discussion about teasing, self-esteem, empathy, and perspective." - School Library Journal
"Will make one see that bullies don't always get the better of people and that self-confidence is a powerful thing... The illustrations help tell this story of a brave young girl who overcomes bullying by the power of thought. Students would benefit from this story and it can be used to support self-confidence and anti-bullying behaviour. Recommended." - School Library Connection
"Entertaining and inspiring...a perfect jumping-off point for topics like bullying, empathy, confidence, and creative problem solving. "Abigail the Whale" is unreservedly recommended for family, elementary school, and community library picture books for young readers." - Midwest Book Review
"Cali teaches a lesson with a drop of fun that will leave all children (and adults) wiser and smiling. Recommended." - Canadian Review of Materials
"Though this is a book about weight, it does not lecture or show a miraculous weight-loss transformation...important and powerful...deals straightforwardly, yet sensitively with a delicate subject and could be used effectively with boys and girls - both for the subject of being different due to their body size/type or for gaining self-confidence." - Resource Links
“This picture book is excellent to read with elementary students to support the significance of anti-bullying. It’s a feel-good story that will leave children cheering for Abigail and any student who has overcome adversity.” - Teaching Librarian
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