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.
Teaching Ideas and Resources:
- Read ‘The Storm Whale’ and compare it to this sequel. Which book do you prefer? Why?
- Could you create your own story based on the title ‘The Storm Whale in Summer / Autumn / Spring’?
- Retell the story from Noi’s point of view.
- Think of words and phrases to describe whales.
- Can you write a description of winter weather?
- Create some speech / thought bubbles for the illustrations.
- Write your own story about a person who is rescued by an animal.
- Write a news report about the boy who was rescued by a whale.
- Whales are sometimes kept in captivity. Plan and carry out a debate to discuss the different points of view surrounding this issue.
- Can you write a poem about a whale? This could be an acrostic or a shape poem.
- Watch this interview with the author. Can you think of other questions that you would like to ask him?
- Find out more about whales and write a report about them.
- Design a poster to teach people how to stay safe in the winter.
- Create a game in which a whale has to rescue Noi.
- Use video software to create a trailer to promote the book.
- Watch this animated trailer for the book. Could you create an animated version of a scene from the book?
- Create a model of a whale.
- Noi draws and paints whales. Can you create your own illustrations of these beautiful creatures?
- How is the weather different in winter? Why is this?
- Find the location of the nearest lighthouse to where you live. Plan a journey there.