The Storm Whale by Benji Davies (Book review)

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Noi lives with his father in a little house by the ocean, his father is a fisherman. While his father is out fishing all day, Noi hangs out with the many stray cats that have taken up residence in and around his home.

In the wake of a storm, a baby whale finds itself washed up on the beach. Luckily for the baby whale, Noi finds it while out for wonder. He scoops it up into a wheelbarrow and takes it home to care for it. Noi atempts to keep his new companion a secret from his father.  Obviousy he can’t keep this up for long and tells his father there is a whale in the bath tub.  They leave that night to take the baby whale back out to sea where it belongs.

It’s a heart-warming story about the relationship between a father and son. I feel nostalgic when reading this book. It reminds me of childhood, long summers, and days gone by.

 

 

Have You Seen My Dragon? By Steve Light

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HAVE YOU SEEN MY DRAGON? Copyright © 2014 by Steve Light. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA.

It’s a counting book like no other. Each spread of the book is full of fascinating scenes and activities. Kids and adults alike will have tons of fun as they discover the events and places within the book. Help the young boy locate his dragon. Scan the pages and see if you can find out what the missing beast is up to, as he travels through the bustling city. Has he gone for a swim in river by the sailboats? Is he quenching his thirst from the water towers above the streets? Has he gone for a day trip to the zoo?

The book is beautifully illustrated with pen-and-ink, with splashes of colour that catch the eye and lift the illustrations from the pages.

You can purchase the book from Amazon.

Steve Light’s illustrations remind me of the street art created by ‘The London Police’. I adore this book! Thanks for sending it Steve.

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Images from The London Police website.