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Setsuko and the Song of the Sea

Fiona Barker, Howard Gray

Setsuko and the Song of the Sea


Average rating

4 out 5

32 reviews

10% OF NET PROFITS FROM EACH BOOK ARE DONATED TO THE MARINE CONSERVATION SOCIETY. Setsuko loves the sea. She swims its shallows. She dives its depths. But she worries that her friends have chosen to abandon her way of life. Then she meets a whale who also fears he is the last of his kind.



I liked the illustrations

Dame Bernice Sequins 05.08.2022


I loved it because it was full of songs and it passed on a good message about the sea and pollution.

General Fenella Nuggets 28.07.2022


Is a beautiful story of a friendship between a girl and a whale.

Professor Fenella Sudoku 11.10.2021


I thought the book was great because it had fish in it and also I liked it because people helped to tidy up the garbage that was on the beach.

Baroness Iggy Washington 10.10.2021


It was a good book even though it's full of rubbish (!). You should read the book. It made me think about the noise that whales make and also sea dragons and people put too much rubbish in the sea. It made me sad that it hurt the animals in the sea.

Baroness Babs Sparrow 17.09.2021


I have checked the activity and liked the colouring book and the activity sheet

Marshal Tulip Pendragon 03.09.2021


I like the activities, where I have to find the plastic waste on the street. I tool the challenge of putting the plasic in the jar. Did litter survey on the street.

Professor Sandwich Pumpernickel 02.09.2021


It was good because the whale found some friends and they picked up the rubbish at the end and Setsuko made a friend. I liked Setsuko the best. I would recommend this to someone else.

Captain Daisy O’Doughnut 01.09.2021


Fiction book. I liked this book a little bit because it was slow and steady and calm. I liked the pictures and the pictures of the sea. It has Japanese writing in it. I would definitely recommend it. I learnt that people can help save the beach by collecting up the plastic in the ocean and it teaches you to be kind to others.

Director Rapunzel Bobble-hat 01.09.2021



Anonymous 31.08.2021


Its not good and not bad

Anonymous 30.08.2021


i liked coach sunny because her part was very fantastic because the picture was interesting yes because i think people like it

Anonymous 27.08.2021


Because it has lovely song of the sea. Yes 100%

Princess Angora Casserole 22.08.2021


The song of the sea is a story of friendship and hope in an uncertain world

General Fifi Submarine 21.08.2021


I love this book, because a whale sang a song to Setsuko and she passed this song to people.

Nurse Daffodil Pineapple 20.08.2021


I liked setsuko I love swimming too and I loved the sea I liked the whale and setsuko playing. Yes I would recommend

Coach Sunny Menace 20.08.2021


A very interesting book that I enjoyed reading about how important it is to keep the sea clean.

Anonymous 15.08.2021


I like that all of the people cleared up the sea in the end together. I like the writing down the side even though I don't know what it means.

Lieutenant Ice-T Pinkerton 10.08.2021


I like the sound of the whales and they were happy when the sea was cleaned

Dona Bubbles Tyrannosaurus 08.08.2021


I loved this book. It was so pretty and the whale was amazing. I liked that they all helped to clean up the sea for setsuko. Everyone should read this book

Commander Pablo Pendragon 05.08.2021