Billy's got a problem. His mother says if he doesn't clean his room, brush his teeth or finish his baked peas, they're going to buy him a blue whale. Huh? Yes, it happens and the complications are a whale of a tale. Barnett's subtle humor and word play of this parental threat gone awry combine expertly with Rex's lush illustrations that often sneak in a sly addition. It's a happily creative combo.