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The Storm Whale (2013)

by Benji Davies

Series: The Storm Whale (1)

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"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"--… (more)
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This may be one of those books that I enjoy from an adult's perspective but might not resonate with kids so much. The story is very simple...a lonely kid finds a beached whale and keeps it in his bathtub for company. Don't question how he managed to get a whale into his bathtub! His dad comes home from work and apologizes for not realizing his son was lonely, and then they bring the whale back to the ocean together. It's cute, in a melancholy way. The illustrations really make this one. I love the blobby whale. ( )
  katebrarian | Jul 28, 2020 |
This story is about a little boy who saves a beached whale by bringing him home. His father, who is a fisherman does not notice at first. Eventually, the father finds the baby whale in the bathtub and they agree that the whale must go back to the ocean. This could be used to discuss unrealistic details within fictional books, when comparing them to informational literature. ( )
  Annalisebradshaw | Oct 21, 2018 |
Benji Davis has created a masterpiece of word and illustration in The Storm Whale. The story is very touching, the illustrations magnificent.

This is the story of young Noi and his father, who live at the sea's edge with six cats. In this first book (there is a sequel - The Storm Whale in Winter is the second, as just as beautiful) they rescue a lost storm whale.

Highly Recommended. ( )
  Critterbee | Apr 16, 2018 |
This is a delightful story about a child named Noi who's father works on a fishing boat and who's family lives by the coast. After one particular frightful storm the little child Noi saw a washed up whale. He goes about taking the whale home and caring for him until his father finds out and helps Noi take the whale home. ( )
  kjordaan16 | Mar 4, 2018 |
Ik las dit boek voor bij de peuters op de kinderopvang. Ze kozen dit boek zelf uit om voor te lezen, blijkbaar vinden ze het leuk. Ik las het boek voor en kon er direct veel vragen bij stellen, dit is fijn bij een boek. Het boek is ook wel anders dan andere boeken, het gaat bijvoorbeeld over een niet-typisch dier. Het verhaal is ook origineel en vermakelijk. ( )
  laurapeterzen | Sep 3, 2017 |
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The wonder of the world, /
The beauty and the power, /
The shapes of things, /
Their colours, lights, and shades-- /
These I saw. /
Look ye also while life lasts.
--Anonymous
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Noi lived with his dad and six cats by the sea.
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"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"--

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