I absolutely LOVED the first two books in the series, still need to see if I can find book 3 here, because I would love to read it as well. I am so happy that this series is continuing and that it is as good as the first two books were!
In this gorgeous book grandma visits her grandson, aka the kid from the first two books. A big storm is approaching and to make sure her grandson is fine she tells him a wonderful story! And I immediately knew it was about her. About her past and what happened when she befriended a whale, even was able to sing songs with him through a flute which just had me go aww (and to be honest maybe a bit jelly as well, I wanted to step in and also have such a bond with a whale and sing with him). I loved how she kept searching for the whale even when she couldn’t find him, a lot of people may have given up but she kept on going. About another big storm and what happens next. About worries, but also about happiness and hope. The story was just wonderful and I loved every bit of it. I loved that during the storm there were people who thought about the people on the island. I loved seeing everyone aboard bond (and I had a bit of a laugh because someone even brought in some birds). And I loved how Grandma’s story ended! It made me smile! It was so sweet and it was so much like the earlier two books, in feels.
Because yes, I was a bit worried that it would just be the same or that it would just drag out, but I shouldn’t have worried! This was just perfection. Another story in the Storm Whale universe.
The art was just wonderful, as expected from Benji Davies! His art is just gorgeous and I still would love a print or more of his work on my walls!
All in all, I would highly recommend this gorgeous picture book (and the first two books) to all looking for a gorgeous story of family, friendship, hope, and whales.