Soren's Seventh Song

written by Dave Eggers, and illustrated by Mark Hoffman. Whale songs are famously mysterious and soothing to listen to, but Soren, a young humpback whale, finds the traditional songs of his fellow whales too boring. Soren has all kinds of ideas about new songs that he wants to sing and he works hard to practice them, even if other whales, like his best friend Hans, don’t quite appreciate them yet. Beautiful illustrations of the underwater world of the whales add to the story’s theme of creative enthusiasm and experimentation.