The uproarious debut from picture book phenom Mac Barnett is a surreal cautionary tale—illustrated by bestselling talent Adam Rex!

Some interesting facts about blue whales: A blue whale is longer than thirty dogs lined up nose to tail. Its tongue weighs as much as four hundred cats. Consequently, blue whales make terrible pets…just ask Billy Twitters. When his parents threaten to teach him responsibility by giving him a whale, Billy isn't worried: 'It's not like you can just have one delivered to your house overnight.' But he's wrong. It arrives via FedUp (motto: 'Delivering Punishment Worldwide'), and it's up to Billy to take care of it!

"Tons of fun."—Publishers Weekly

Don't miss these other books by Mac Barnett!
Chloe and the Lion
How This Book Was Made
Rules of the House
On No! (Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World)
Oh No! Not Again! (Or How I Built a Time Machine to Save History)

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Praise

"Definitely funny and slyly subversive."—Kirkus Reviews
"Tons of fun."—Publishers Weekly
"Rex's goofy illustrations blend the realistic with the fantastic...Young readers will likely enjoy the ridiculous premise, and the many whale facts worked seamlessly into the tale."—School Library Journal
"A headlong plunge into surrealism ensues when Billy Twitters' parents punish him by giving him a blue whale. The cleverness is in the idea's literal-mindedness."—The New York Times Book Review
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