Little Whale

Little Whale

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Told through the eyes of a whale and her calf, this mesmerisingly beautiful book is a story of migration, family and the strength of parental love. And a celebration of the wonders of nature.

"We're going on a long journey, Little Whale," sang her mother. "We're going home."

Travelling from the warm weather of the south, through fragile coral reefs, kelp forests and glittering shoals of fish, Little Whale follows her mother to the icy north. With her mother guiding and protecting her all the way home.

With atmospheric charcoal drawings and gentle, lyrical storytelling, Little Whale is perfect for sharing with your little one.

"Evocative charcoal drawings bring the underwater world to stunning life; fans of Blue Planet will be mesmerised." The Bookseller

Also by Jo Weaver: Little One, Little Tigers
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Product details

  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 275 x 277 x 11mm | 536g
  • Hodder Children's Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • One colour artwork - blue
  • 1444937499
  • 9781444937497
  • 59,390

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This book should find a ready place at home or in school. Weaver's almost monochrome illustrations are full of fascinating detail too. * The School Librarian * Lyrical text is complemented by subtle charcoal drawings which evoke the motion of the waves and darkness of the deep sea journey in this striking new picture book. * Evening Echo (Cork) * The evocative blue tinged charcoal drawings and the lyrical story adds to the wonder and mystery of the ocean. This is perfect for Mother's Day and those who enjoyed Blue Planet. Mesmerising. * South Wales Evening Post * Evocative charcoal drawings bring the underwater world to stunning life; fans of Blue Planet will be mesmerised. * The Bookseller * Little Whale by Jo Weaver is a gorgeous, grown-up migration story, shadowy charcoal drawings evoking every ripple of the great whales' world. * Guardian * beautiful picture book, with dreamlike, almost monochrome illustrations * Bookwitch blog * all depicted in stunning charcoal drawings in grey and blue... really makes you feel you are deep in the ocean. -- Sarah Brew * Parents in Touch *
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About Jo Weaver

Jo Weaver had a career as a support worker in the non-profit sector before retraining as an illustrator. She completed an MA degree in Children's Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art in 2014, where she discovered a love of working in charcoal. Shortly afterwards she was shortlisted for the Association of Illustrator's newcomer's Awards. Jo lives with her young family in north London, and when she's not drawing she can be found escaping the city to walk and explore in the wild outdoors.
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Rating details

225 ratings
3.86 out of 5 stars
5 22% (49)
4 47% (105)
3 28% (63)
2 3% (7)
1 0% (1)
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