by Benji Davies
This week's Pick is by Cottager Kara Lareau.
What it's all about . . .
Noi lives in a house by the sea with his father, a fisherman. Each day, Noi watches his father go off to work, and spends the day alone…until one day, after a storm, when Noi makes a special discovery on the beach: a whale that needs his help.
Why it's on The Little Crooked Bookshelf . . .
A gentle, heartwarming adventure story, beautifully written and illustrated by Benji Davies.
Our favorite lines . . .
Noi did everything he could to make the whale feel at home./ He told stories about life on the island./ The whale was an excellent listener.
Our favorite illustration . . .
|From The Storm Whale. Illustration copyright 2014 by Benji Davies.|
This whale of a tale is perfect for animal lovers and generous spirits.
Why grown-ups will love it . . .
Perfect for parent and child to enjoy together, as Noi and his father work together to return the beached whale to the sea.