[[ Reading ]] ➸ The Heart of a Whale Author Anna Pignataro – Thomashillier.co.uk

The Heart of a Whale In This Beautiful Story Of Kindness And Empathy, Loneliness And Love, One Creature Finds That The Help He Needs Is Just A Song And A Sigh AwayWhale S Beautiful Song Winds Its Way Through The Ocean, Reaching The Farthest Of Faraways His Song Is One Of Happiness And Hope, Magic And Wonder And Whale S Fellow Sea Creatures Are Calmed, Cheered, And Lulled By It But Though Whale Sings His Tender Song Day After Day, Night After Night, Whale Wonders Why He Has No Song To Fill His Empty Heart So When He Lets Out A Mournful Sigh, The Ocean Carries It Like A Wish Through Its Fathoms, Bringing It To Just The Right PlaceFilled With Stunning Art And Poetic Language, This Poignant Story Reminds Us That Being Kind And Helping A Friend In Need Is Sometimes The Most Beautiful Thing Of All

10 thoughts on “The Heart of a Whale

  1. says:

    Lovely artwork gentle watercolours give the story a dreamlike quality Poetic, imaginative, poignant text you will almost hear the whale s beautiful song and wonder what can help to fill his empty lonely heart.Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for the ARC provided in exchange for an honest opinion.

  2. says:

    Utterly exquisite watercolour illustrations Heart ached while reading this There is richness to this story in both text and images.

  3. says:

    I m a little bit tired of books that say that the answer to loneliness is other random people, seriously is a little complex.Lovely illustrations, and before the deus ex machina end is a pretty book.Thank you Edelweiss for the DRC.

  4. says:

    Full of absolutely gorgeous illustrations I was pulled in right away, following this whale through the beautifully, colored ocean floor and past all sorts of animals Watching this whale travel far and wide to find another of his kind, to fill his heart in such a wide open ocean was heartwarming Edelweiss

  5. says:

    Richie s Picks THE HEART OF A WHALE by Anna Pignataro, Philomel, January 2020, 40p., ISBN 978 1 984 83627 4 Watching and waiting For someone to understand meI hope it won t be very long The Moody Blues 1969 Humans and whales have plenty of things in common They are the largest groups of mammals in the world when it comes to distribution locations They come in a variety of sizes and have different behaviors They also create different behaviors and languages within their own cultures as humans doBoth are quite affectionate in many ways too Whales have been seen rubbing and caressing each other as a human couple would from whale world.com Whales and Humans I love warm seas I don t get to frequent them as often as I wish I could, but when I do, I can spend hours out past the breakers, swimming and bobbing around If you re like me, you know how it feels after an hour or two you can come out of the water and continue to feel the ebb and flow of the sea coursing inside of you On such occasions, I ve imagined how lucky my whale cousins are They get to spend their entire lives navigating the seas, forever feeling the pull of the sun and moon upon their watery world Whale s song was so beautifulit could reach the farthest of faraways.It sang of happiness and hope,magic and wonder,always and everywhere.It was a calming sonatafor a wriggly octopusA cheerful symphonyfor a sad urchin.An orchestra for a ballet of ocean flowers Watercolors are the primary medium employed by author illustrator Anna Pignataro in this stunningly beautiful picture book A bright palette produces a visual sense of joy and aliveness as Whale spends his days singing and swimming amidst octopuses and urchins jellyfish and seahorses But then we learn that Whale s heart is empty and yearning This is the reason he transmits a wish, a wish that, in due course, is answered by another whale who comes to his rescue Together they sangof happiness and hope,magic and wonder There is something so human like about the heart connection that binds the pair of marine mammals in this happily ending story I encourage you to dive into this sweetly sung whale tale.Richie Partington, MLISRichie s Picks

  6. says:

    Heart of a Whale is a beautiful picture book to be read out loud whilst spending time pouring over the illustrations that make you feel just like you are in the ocean alongside the whale and the other creatures he meets along the way.Whale is all alone, he sings his song so everyone can hear Some feel calm when they hear his song, others cheer up whilst some drift off to sleep.But Whale is lonely and longs for the company of another whale, he sighs but as he sighs the ocean listens to his wish and carries it away into the ears and hearts of some other whales who soon find him and fill his empty heart.The heart of a whale by Anna Pignataro can promote discussion about loneliness, the importance of family and friendship and how we support each other at all times.It promotes the gifts that we all have and how by sharing our gifts we can help others in our community But it also shows us that without close relationships sometimes those gifts and talents may not feel good at all.Whale has a beautiful song but with an empty heart he just can t hear it it s the power of others that can help us to see just how amazing we are

  7. says:

    Beautiful watercolor illustrations pair with a slight story about a lonely whale finding a friend I guess not all whales necessarily travel in pods Or maybe this one got separated from his pod Unclear But the whale wishes for a friend and the sea carries the wish to another whale who comes to find him and they live happily ever after.

  8. says:

    Lovely quiet story that felt calming to read Pignataro s poetic text had the feel of the sea s rhythms Beautiful watercolor illustrations are done in a palette of soft colors and are filled with charming details.A really charming story.

  9. says:

    While the illustrations are lovely and capture a water surrealism, I thought the story was ok.

  10. says:

    Stunning illustrations Truly entrancing There s a story on every page.

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