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A “story about gaining self confidence.” Review for Not Without my Whale

Jill at Red Reading Hub has written a fantastic review for Not Without my Whale by Billy Coughlan and Villie Karabatzia.


“Arnold has a pet – a whale; he also has a problem – a whale sized one – on account of his reluctance to go to school without said pet.

With suitably silly, bright cartoon style illustrations and a decided sting or rather stink, in its tail, this story about gaining self confidence was well received by my audience of 4s to 6s who particularly enjoyed the idea of a soccer playing whale and that whiffy finale.”

Read the full review here.

Buy Not Without my Whale here.