FINN'S FIRST SONG

A Whaley Big Adventure

Written by and Illustrated by
Gerry Daly
Finn's First Song

Squeeeak ... Thwop ... Thwop ... Dwoooooerrrp!

Dad sings his magical whale songs to Mum and baby Finn, far, far away across the huge ocean.

When Finn gets lost, can the other sea creatures help him to send a message of his own?

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32 pages
Size:
260x215 mm
ISBN:
9781788491914

Squeeeak ... Thwop ... Thwop ... Dwoooooerrrp!

Dad sings his magical whale songs to Mum and baby Finn, far, far away across the huge ocean.

When Finn gets lost, can the other sea creatures help him to send a message of his own?

GERRY DALY is a children’s author and illustrator living by the beautiful sea in Dublin. He hasn’t seen any whales from his window, but saw many off the coast of West Cork. His previous books include the best-selling Where Are You, Puffling? and Wee Donkey’s Treasure Hunt, both written by Erika McGann and also published by The O’Brien Press. He loves to paint birds and animals, from the tiniest to the biggest of them all.

The story tells you about different types of fish and what makes each one different … I give this book 10 out 10 and my little sister Kate really liked it too. She’s 5 years old

Grace (10 yrs old), St. Joseph’s NS, Mulhussey, Co. Meath

Seomra Ranga

Gerry Daly, illustrator of the hugely popular Where are you Puffling? takes another dip into Irish waters with Finn’s First Song … This “whaley big adventure ” takes a similar tack to Puffling’s solo travels around the Skelligs, with Finn the humpback whale becoming separated from his parents during his first journey to the Irish coast. Too young to have developed effective whale communication, Finn turns to other sea creatures for help, but the advice given by the jelly fish, squid, and dolphins he encounters fails to locate Finn’s family. Necessity is the mother of invention, however, and Finn summons all his power to let out a sound sequence rarely if ever seen in print. “Thwop! thwop! whoop, whoop, whoop, dwooooooooerp! dwooooooooerp!” goes his first whale song — and if that doesn’t inspire some expressive sound effects from the adults reading this book aloud to children, then nothing ever will

Evening Echo
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Teaching Resources: free to view and download

  • pdf-logoDownload Activity sheets: Colour in Finn and his mother sleeping

  • pdf-logoDownload Activity sheets: Colour in Finn and his pufferfish friends

  • pdf-logoDownload Activity sheets: Colour in Finn as he sings his first song

  • pdf-logoDownload Activity sheets: Colour in Finn spraying a seagull

  • pdf-logoDownload Activity sheets: Colour in the busy sea floor, with an octopus!

  • pdf-logoDownload Activity sheets: Colour in the front cover illustration yourself

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  • Wee Donkey's Treasure Hunt
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