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Whale Wisdom

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Whales show playful intelligence in delightful documentary.

TV Max Educational 2020
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This richly rendered, lovingly told, and expertly explored documentary follows whales from Polynesia to Norway. Whereas some nature documentaries strive to create connection, Whale Wisdom doesn't try to force the viewer to love whales. By observing their ability to problem solve, their tenderness and devotion to each other, as well as their sense of play, the viewer is allowed to naturally fall in love with these beautiful oceanic creatures. And by allowing its subjects to shine, the results are both beautiful and awe-inspiring.

Kids will be enthralled by the way that whales work together to solve problems. But they will also love seeing them do things that kids themselves love to do, such as surfing and singing. Parents will enjoy discovering bucket-list destinations -- the easy-going nature of the marine biologists make the locations seem very accessible. But the tenderness and capacity for wisdom that these great creatures are shown to possess is the show's greatest takeaway.

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