The Whale Library
by Zidrou, Judith Vanistendael (Illustrator)
We learn to tell storiesFrom the back flap
for the same reason we learn to swim.
To keep from drowning.
So let me tell you the story
of a good friend of mine:
a whale like no other.
Behind her smile was hidden
the world’s largest undersea library…
If you know me, you know that I love all things underwater and ocean. Plus a friend reviewed this and mentioned watercolours. So this was a no-brainer.
Pretty watercolours, a mature story about a whale who contains a large library, a postman delivering sea mail, his wife and a smattering of sailors, pirates, fish, sea turtles, octopi and more…
I loved the parts with our narrator, the postman, and his pregnant wife. Lovely and humorous.
About the love of books and other things. Poetic, funny, mellow, tragic and sad. No, it‘s not a sad ending per se. I was smiling, while I was fighting some tears…
I received this free e-copy from the publisher/author via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review, thank you!