A young whale, tired of his staple krill, longs for variety in his diet. So, off he swims to satisfy his voracious appetite swallowing a whole variety of sea creatures. But even this is not enough. It is only when he has finally consumed the ocean itself that a huge burp restores normality.
This variation on the traditional Danish Fat Cat has that traditional tale’s cumulative structure with the added delights of onomatopoeia, alliteration and rhyme, not to mention a whole feast of delicious sounding words.
Nick Price’s detailed portraits of the pied and warty whales, the rust encrusted wreck of a steamer and the wide eyed assortment of fish amid the foamy brine are in whale’s words, ‘brill’.