*Praise for Benji Davies“Benji Davies (The Storm Whale and Grandad’s Island) is fast establishing himself as a leading light in children’s picture books” – Huffington Post
*“An author-illustrator destined to be one of this generation’s great talents” – Huffington Post
Praise for THE STORM WHALE“Like the best picture books, “The Storm Whale” has an outsize emotional force that often comes from what the author-illustrator Benji Davies leaves out” – New York Times
*Praise for THE STORM WHALE IN WINTER“Intensely atmospheric, full of biting cold, tender detail and warm light, this is a book to cuddle up with” – The Guardian
*Praise for GRANDAD’S ISLAND“A gently magical story about bidding farewell to a grandparent, Davies’ vibrant palette infuses the story with a hopeful spirit” – Huffington Post
*“Benji Davies didn’t invent the melancholy sea story, but he sure knows how to deliver one…’Grandad’s Island’ metaphorically and movingly re-imagines the experience of loss” – Boston Globe
Sometimes the biggest stories come from the smallest beginnings…
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…
Benji Davies is an illustrator, author and animation director.
His first self-penned picture book, The Storm Whale, was the winner of the inaugral Oscar's First Book Prize in 2014 and was also shortlisted for Booktrust's Best Book Awards. His next picture book, Grandad's Island, won the children's book professional category at the Association Of Illustrator's prestigious World Illustration Awards and also picked up the Sainsbury's Best Picture Book Award and was crowned overall Sainsbury's Children's Book of the Year 2015.
Benji has 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 published in many languages and countries around the world.
He lives in London with his wife and daughter.