Monday, July 3, 2017

The Storm Whale in Winter by Benji Davies - ADVISABLE

Davies, Benji  The Storm Whale in Winter  PICTURE BOOK  Henry Holt and Company, 2016.  $16.99  Content: G.  

Noi and his father live by the sea.  Last summer Noi saved a baby whale, and hasn’t seen him since.  Noi looks for him everywhere but never can find him.  One night during a snowstorm, Noi’s father hasn’t returned home from his fishing trip, so Noi sets out over the frozen sea.  When Noi finds his father’s boat abandoned, he curls up tight inside.  Soon he hears whales bumping the bottom of the boat and his whale has come to help Noi.  All the whales work together to break the ice and take Noi to the lighthouse where he is reunited with this father.   

This book has delightful illustrations.  The story line is compelling and Noi is a fun character to follow.  Readers will enjoy this especially if they have read The Storm Whale.  

EL (K-3) – ADVISABLE.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.      

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