Children’s Book Review: Sing Like a Whale by Moira Butterfield*

by yeahlifestyle

Children’s Book Review: Sing Like a Whale by Moira Butterfield

We love a good book in our house at the minute and Sing Like a Whale (Learn to Make A Noise Like Animals Do) by Moira Butterfield has been a lovely new addition for us to read and act out together.

Beautifully illustrated by Gwen Millward,  Sing Like a Whale is a children’s book published by Wellbeck Publishing.  The book teaches you how to make noises and actions like animals do.  We found the book to be such a fun book for the whole family.

We were all going around the house making loud sounds and doing silly actions which had us all in hysterics.  Although the book is aimed for children between the ages of three to five years of age, however, I do believe this is a fabulous book to read to those younger to encourage them to learn different animal sound. Bea is just one and was laughing and clapping as we acted out each animal and Teddy it two and has picked it up day in and day out for us to read to him.  Gwen Millward’ bright and beautiful illustrations with easy to follow actions help your little and big ones to fully engage in the book and act out the animals. This is brilliant for developing listening and vocal skills and would be a great addition to a young school class or nursery setting, having all the children performing the sounds and actions together!


Children’s Book Review: Sing Like a Whale by Moira Butterfield

What we thought of the book?

Oh we have thoroughly enjoyed this book as have our little humans, such a gorgeous book about wild animals of the world. Featuring 12 animals, each pages based on a different one, the noises they make, how they move and encouraging your little ones to make their sounds and actions too. We’ve had such fun stomping and howling whilst reading this book. From exploring the depths of the ocean, to roaring like a lion and purring like a cat.


How much does the book cost and how can I order a copy?

The paperback copy of the book retails for £6.99 while the hardback copy retails for £9.80 on Amazon (please be aware that Amazons prices do fluctuate so may not be the same).

Children’s Book Review: Sing Like a Whale

Book details
Publisher: Wellbeck Editions
ISBN: 978-1913519179
Number of pages: 32
Dimensions: 26.8 x 1.4 x 25.6 cm


About the author

Moira Butterfield is an internationally published children’s author, writing children picture books and board books to fiction and non-fiction. She has a wide collection for those under 5, stem learning and non-fiction. She lives in Bath, with her family. She writes her books in her little office in town where she keeps children’s toys in the window for people to enjoy as they walk past.

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*Disclaimer:  We were sent a copy of the book for free in return for a review. All opinions are our own.

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Joyce K. February 18, 2022 - 9:01 am

This is such a great and inexpensive book to enjoy !!

yeahlifestyle February 18, 2022 - 11:07 am

It absolutely is as so much fun for young kids to read as well

MELANIE EDJOURIAN February 18, 2022 - 2:34 pm

My kids always loved books with animals. This sounds like a lovely book, perfect for my nephew.

yeahlifestyle February 20, 2022 - 12:28 pm

Exactly as it helps with their imagination

Risa Lopez February 18, 2022 - 3:35 pm

My nieces and nephews love books. I am checking this out for them. I love your review. I’m sure my nieces and nephews will love this as well.

yeahlifestyle February 20, 2022 - 12:28 pm

How lovely to hear that, all kids will enjoy this book

Malaika Archer February 18, 2022 - 3:51 pm

This book would be a perfect gift for my youngest child. Her siblings call her a furry lol because she always pretends to be a cat or a dog. So cute. I will look for this on Amazon.

yeahlifestyle February 20, 2022 - 12:27 pm

It would indeed, hope you get a copy

Rhian Westbury February 18, 2022 - 4:27 pm

This just reminds me of Dory in finding nemo trying to speak whale. Sounds like sun a fun book for younger kids x

yeahlifestyle February 20, 2022 - 12:27 pm

You made me laugh there as that was exactly what we were doing


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