Praise for Benji Davies Benji Davies (The Storm Whale and Grandads Island) is fast establishing himself as a leading light in childrens picture books Huffington Post An author-illustrator destined to be one of this generations 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 GRANDADS 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 didnt invent the melancholy sea story, but he sure knows how to deliver oneGrandads Island metaphorically and movingly re-imagines the experience of loss Boston Globe
Benji Davies was born and raised in Peterborough. After studying animation at university he spread his creative wings, working on a variety of illustration and animation projects. His picture books have won numerous awards the Oscars Book Prize in both 2014 and 2020, an AOI World Illustration Prize and the Sainsburys Childrens Book Prize. He lives and works in London with his wife.