First, Murrow treated them to an interactive reading of the book he created with his wife, Vita Murrow. The Whale uses Murrow's illustrations to tell a wordless story about two young adventures' search for a legendary great spotted whale. The stunning, detailed drawings of the whale-seeking companions allow readers to imagine themselves on the majestic quest.
As Murrow flipped the pages, he explained, “there's no right or wrong way to tell the story.” He captivated them by drawing them into the story with his own questions. The children's enthusiasm was infectious, hands shot up repeatedly. One little girl realized that Murrow drew from the whale watchers' perspective, shouting, “He's looking through binoculars!” Another child wondered, “What are the crosses for?” when seeing the crosshairs of the viewfinder.