The Storm Whale in Winter, written and illustrated by Benji Davies, is the sequel to the equally beautiful The Storm Whale. In The Storm Whale we meet Noi, who rescued a little whale after a storm washed it ashore, and then returned it to the sea.
Noi can't forget his friend the whale, and longs to see him again, watching for him while his father sets off to sea every day in his fishing boat. One cold night his father doesn't return home, and Noi goes out in search of him. He can't find him and becomes lost himself, until an old friend brings his whole family to the rescue.
It's a lovely book, and the illustrations are perfect, with touching images that carry so much expression. It's a really peaceful book to read aloud, with a gentle story and a happy ending - just right for a bedtime story!
I was sent this book in exchange for a review.