Not Without My Whale

When we first read Not Without My Whale I had a little chuckle to myself.  The story reminded me of a little boy I know very well who couldn’t bare to be parted from his stinky, tatty old teddy.

Not Without My Whale

Not Without My Whale is written by Billy Goughlan and illustrated by Villie Karabatzia. We meet a little boy called Arnold who is very attached to his whale, in fact he doesn’t want to go anywhere without him.  This certainly proves more of a logistical nightmare than for us with Monkey and his old teddy.  But Arnold has a friend, called Dora. Whenever anyone comes up with a reason why the Whale can’t go with Arnold, whether it be to school or football practice, Dora is on hand with a solution.

The Whale becomes quite a hit at school, especially when he goes in goal and helps the team win by a huge margin.  Having the Whale makes Arnold rather popular at school and he soon makes lots of new friends, they even help him feed his favourite pet with his fish lunch.

Not Without My Whale

Without ruining the ending, the attention that the Whale gets at lunchtime has far-reaching consequences!  Kids will love the ending, parents maybe not quite do much. But Monkey thought it was funny.

Not Without My Whale was published through Maverick Arts Publishing in September and is available for £6.99.  I’ve included my Amazon Affiliate link below for easy ordering!

disclaimer:  we were sent this item in exchange for an honest review

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