Title of Picture Book: The Boy in the Whale Suit
Author: Marie Toh
Illustrator: Marie Toh
Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Epigram Books, Singapore
Publisher’s Blurb: Meet Kai, a boy next door like any other – except that he is always in a whale suit. He doesn’t seem to fit in anywhere and strangely, nobody seems to notice him either. Surely, this would make Kai sad and lonely, wouldn’t it?
5 Keywords (other than themes): loneliness, different, imagination, ants, Christmas
Brief Review (in under 50 words): This story was based on Marie’s graduation film with the same title though it is presented differently in this book. A good book for talking about feelings such as loneliness, or being different, and also about acceptance.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNUDMpP3keE The book has interesting visuals and the text is brief and simple.
Where to buy or borrow (if available): NLB Singapore
ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-17-0084-2