Benji Davies - Author

About the Author

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.

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Other books by Benji Davies

Tad

Tad

Author: Benji Davies Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/03/2019

Sometimes the biggest stories come from the smallest beginnings... Meet Tad. She's the smallest tadpole in a big pond, and lives there with all her tadbrothers and tadsisters. Although something else lives there too... BIG BLUB! And when everyone else starts to disappear, Tad starts to wonder if Big Blub will get her too... Or is everyone else going somewhere else; somewhere better? And if so, will Tad ever get there too? A big story about a tiny tadpole - about growing up, branching out, and taking a leap into life. From the award-winning author and illustrator of The Storm Whale and Granddad's Island, and the perfect story for everyone who's ever grown up, or still has a way to go...

Grandma Bird

Grandma Bird

Author: Benji Davies Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/10/2018

A tender and heart-warming new story from the world of The Storm Whale. Noi isn't at all sure about staying at Grandma's. Grandma boils seaweed for soup, and there's not much to do on the tiny island where she lives where the wind cuts in and the grass grows sideways . . . But that's before Noi gets swept up in the dramatic rescue that will mark the beginning of their touching new friendship.

Grandma Bird

Grandma Bird

Author: Benji Davies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/10/2018

A tender and heart-warming new story from the world of The Storm Whale. Noi isn't at all sure about staying at Grandma's. Grandma boils seaweed for soup, and there's not much to do on the tiny island where she lives where the wind cuts in and the grass grows sideways . . . But that's before Noi gets swept up in the dramatic rescue that will mark the beginning of their touching new friendship.

The Storm Whale Book and Soft Toy

The Storm Whale Book and Soft Toy

Author: Benji Davies Format: Novelty book Release Date: 04/10/2018

This stunning set is the perfect gift for fans of Benji Davies and The Storm Whale, featuring a hardback edition of the bestselling, award-winning picture book and a gorgeous soft toy. Enjoy the story, then recreate Noi's adventure with your very own knitted whale, perfect for cuddling at bedtime. Noi and his father live in a house by the sea, his father works hard as a fisherman and Noi often has only their six cats for company. So when, one day, he finds a baby whale washed up on the beach after a storm, Noi is excited and takes it home to care for it. He tries to keep his new friend a secret, but but there's only so long you can keep a whale in the bath without your dad finding out. Noi is eventually persuaded that the whale has to go back to the sea where it belongs. For Noi, even though he can't keep it, the arrival of the whale changes his life for the better - the perfect gift from one friend to another. The Storm Whale won the 2014 inaugural Oscar's First Book Prize, in association with the Evening Standard. 'A future classic and a must have for the discerning picture book fan' The Booksniffer 'The Storm Whale is an evocative portrayal of a child's need for friendship, told through the sparest of text and imagery in this beautiful picture book' The ReadingZone 'The Storm Whale is one of those rare picture books that evokes loneliness with such fragility, and that conveys such feeling and beauty that it cannot fail to move its readers... an absolute gem, do not miss out' Library Mice

Bizzy Bear: Racing Driver

Bizzy Bear: Racing Driver

Author: Benji Davies Format: Board book Release Date: 28/03/2018

Today, Bizzy Bear is taking part in a big race - ready, steady, go! Turn the lights on to signal the start, help him speed along in his racing car and zoom around the track. Then lift the flag as he crosses the finish line! But will he get there first? Another exciting title in this best-selling series, which encourages preschoolers toget involved in the storytelling.

Morfil y Storm yn y Gaeaf

Morfil y Storm yn y Gaeaf

Author: Benji Davies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/01/2018

Morfil y Storm

Morfil y Storm

Author: Benji Davies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/10/2017

Bizzy Bear: Ambulance Rescue

Bizzy Bear: Ambulance Rescue

Author: Benji Davies Format: Board book Release Date: 07/09/2017

Today, Bizzy Bear is working as a paramedic and when the emergency call comes in, there isn't a moment to lose! Help him speed along in the ambulance and switch on the flashing lights. Then, once he's rescued the injured cyclist, lift the stretcher and pull back the ward curtain for the doctor. Another exciting title in this bestselling series (over 2 million copies sold!) which encourages preschoolers to get involved in the storytelling.

The Storm Whale in Winter

The Storm Whale in Winter

Author: Benji Davies Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/09/2016

A follow-up to the best-selling The Storm Whale, winner of the 2014 inaugural Oscar's First Book Prize in association with the Evening Standard. 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

Bizzy Bear: Spooky House

Bizzy Bear: Spooky House

Author: Benji Davies Format: Board book Release Date: 01/09/2016

The ever-intrepid Bizzy Bear has come for a visit to a super-spooky Halloween house. As he climbs the rickety stairs and walks the cobwebby corridors, all sorts of creepy characters appear from doors and hidey holes. But where could he be going and what will he find there?

The Storm Whale

The Storm Whale

Author: Benji Davies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/08/2013

The stunning bestseller by Benji Davies, now in a cased board format! Noi and his father live in a house by the sea, his father works hard as a fisherman and Noi often has only their six cats for company. So when, one day, he finds a baby whale washed up on the beach after a storm, Noi is excited and takes it home to care for it. He tries to keep his new friend a secret, but but there's only so long you can keep a whale in the bath without your dad finding out. Noi is eventually persuaded that the whale has to go back to the sea where it belongs. For Noi, even though he can't keep it, the arrival of the whale changes his life for the better - the perfect gift from one friend to another. Winner of the 2014 inaugural Oscar's First Book Prize in association with the Evening Standard, now in a brand new cased board book format! 'A future classic and a must have for the discerning picture book fan' The Booksniffer 'The Storm Whale is an evocative portrayal of a child's need for friendship, told through the sparest of text and imagery in this beautiful picture book' The ReadingZone 'The Storm Whale is one of those rare picture books that evokes loneliness with such fragility, and that conveys such feeling and beauty that it cannot fail to move its readers... an absolute gem, do not miss out' Library Mice 'I have to admit that I was fighting back tears by the end. It's just so incredibly sweet and really pulls the heart strings!' Being Mrs C 'Charming and engaging this book gives lots of scope for child to adult discussion about feeling lonely and saying goodbye to something loved' Love All Blogs 'Poignant, sensitive and understated [...] this is a not to be missed tale where the narrative thrust and emotional span transcends the simplicity of its words' Droplets of Ink

Storm Whale

Storm Whale

Author: Benji Davies Format: eBook Release Date: 15/08/2013

Noi and his father live in a house by the sea. Noi's father works hard as a fisherman, and Noi often has only their six cats for company. So when, one day, he finds a baby whale washed up on the beach after a storm, Noi is excited and takes it home to care for it. He tries to keep his new friend a secret, but but there's only so long you can keep a whale in the bath without your dad finding out. Noi is eventually persuaded that the whale has to go back to the sea where it belongs, but now very much aware of his son's loneliness, his father helps and in the weeks that follow the whale's return, finds time to do more with him, be it colouring or going on a picnic. For Noi, even though he can't keep it, the arrival of the whale changes his life for the better - the perfect gift from one friend to another.

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