Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem

Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem

Book - 2009/06/22
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When Billy Twitters' mother follows through on her threat to buy him a blue whale if he refuses to obey, he finds himself the owner of an enormous pet that he must take with him everywhere, which does not make him popular at school.
Publisher: New York : Disney/Hyperion Books, 2009/06/22
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780786849581
Branch Call Number: JP BARNETT
Characteristics: 36 col. ill. ; 27 x 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Rex, Adam - Illustrator


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ontherideau May 18, 2017

I thought there would be a lesson or philosophical thought here but after reading the professional reviews I see it's just a funny book with some whale facts.

CRRL_CraigGraziano Jun 25, 2015

Billy Twitters is your average, run-of-the-mill elementary school-age kid. Sometimes he doesn’t clean his room; sometimes he doesn’t brush his teeth and at times such as these his parents threaten him with punishment of the most unusual sort. “Billy, finish your baked peas…or we’re buying you a blue whale.” The boy thinks his parents are bluffing. A blue whale? Impossible! It wouldn't fit in the house!

But one should never underestimate the power of mom and dad. When Billy awakes the next morning, a ginormous fin blocks the front door. Read more at:


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KidsLit Aug 10, 2010

A fun and absurd story about a boy who is forced to care for a blue whale as punishment for not listening to his parents. What makes this truly wonderful are the illustrations by Adam Rex that are-as always-vivid, quirky and clever. Overall, very entertaining.


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