The Storm Whale in Winter by Benji Davies (Author)
Paperback: 32 pages
Age Range: 2 years and up
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s UK
As Autumn prepares us for Winter lets start collecting our winter books and where better to start than The Storm Whale in Winter .
It’s winter time and Noi’s island is covered in a blanket of snow. Even the sea is icing over. Noi is worried about the little whale he saved last summer: Can he survive the harsh conditions? Little does Noi know that it’s the little whale’s turn to save him. A magical and touching story about a lasting friendship. A truly beautiful work packing a real emotional punch.
‘At the heart of this emotionally charged story is the joy of a lasting friendship, tender and true’ Fiona Noble for The Bookseller, Children’s Book of the Month
Benji Davies is an illustrator, author and animation director.
His first self-penned picture book, The Storm Whale, was the winner of the inaugral Oscar’s First Book Prize in 2014 and was also shortlisted for Booktrust’s Best Book Awards. His next picture book, Grandad’s Island, won the children’s book professional category at the Association Of Illustrator’s prestigious World Illustration Awards and also picked up the Sainsbury’s Best Picture Book Award and was crowned overall Sainsbury’s Children’s Book of the Year 2015.
Benji has 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 published in many languages and countries around the world.
He lives in London with his wife Nina.
Benji Davies is an illustrator and animation director. From a young age he was often to be found painting at the kitchen table, a scene which can still be seen to this day. Benji studied animation at university, 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. The Storm Whale is his first self-penned picture book. He lives in London with his wife Nina.