Book of the Week: The Storm Whale
Every day, in a house by the sea, a little boy watches his father leave for a long day’s work. One night, a great storm washes a small whale onto the beach. The boy discovers the whale is a good listener. The father discovers the boy is lonely. Together, they return the whale to the sea. And from that day on, the boy learns that the father can be a good listener too. Benji Davies’s heartwarming tale, The Storm Whale, focuses on the relationship between a boy and his working father, what it feels like to be lonely and how to make a connection with those we love.
About the Author: Benji Davies is an illustrator and animation director. His first self-penned picture book The Storm Whale won the inaugral Oscar’s First Book Prize in 2014 and was shortlisted for Booktrust’s Best Book Awards. Benji studied animation, and has since worked on a diverse array of projects, from picture books and animated short films to music videos, commercials and title sequences. His books have been co-editioned in many languages and countries around the world. He lives in east London with his wife Nina.