The Long, Long Line

The Long, Long Line

3.66 (292 ratings by Goodreads)
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Come one, come all! If you love excitement and fun, step right up and join the line! Usually the ride itself is more fun than the lineup, but for these fifty animals, anticipation is part of the fun. Each animal is clearly numbered and named and readers will delight in counting the animals and choosing their favorites. Finally, it's time to board the ride! Through a revealing gatefold spread, readers discover the ride is a giant whale roller coaster! As the whale spins, dips, dives, and splashes, all the animals have too much fun. When the ride ends, the animals can't wait to line up again -- just as readers won't be able to wait to read The Long, Long Line again and again!
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 40 pages
  • 231 x 234 x 15mm | 363g
  • Toronto, ON
  • English
  • New
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1926973925
  • 9781926973920
  • 649,258

Review quote

Best of 2013 Selection, Kirkus Reviews
Longlisted for the ALSC Notable Children's Books List, 2013
Named to the Pennsylvania Center for the Book's 2014 Baker's Dozen List "This Japanese import supports concept learning on multiple levels, from counting and animals (including predator-prey relationships) to delayed gratification, and the wealth of storytelling detail on each double-page spread rewards repeat viewing. But in the end, that's all gravy: this book is fun. Who wouldn't want a ride on this whale of a good time?"
Horn Book, August 1, 2013 "Totally engaging, the book offers multiple forms of's a whale of a fun ride!"
Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW, May 15, 2013 "This is a tale rich with opportunities for learning. Preschoolers will enjoy counting, noting relative sizes, and naming the animals; slightly older children will appreciate reading the witty repartee and solving the mystery. This makes a great choice for STEM story hours."
Booklist Review, August 1, 2013
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About Tomoko Ohmura

Tomoko Ohmura is a graduate of Palette Club School and the author of The Most Amazing Shopping Trip (winner of the 3rd Pinpoint Picture Book Competition). She is the illustrator of Tell Me Your Story, Papa; A Gift from Mr. Buffalo; the Captain Ship series; and Field Day. She lives in Tokyo.
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Rating details

292 ratings
3.66 out of 5 stars
5 22% (65)
4 34% (99)
3 33% (97)
2 9% (26)
1 2% (5)
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