Title: The Unexpected Visitor
Author: Jessie Courtney-Tickle
Illustrator: Jessie Courtney-Tickle
Publisher: Egmont UK (2017)
A lonely, young fisherman over fishes his small part of the ocean in case a surprise visitor knocks on the door. As they never come, he ends up throwing the fish away. The surprising arrival of a blue whale surprises delights the fisherman. When they go to catch fish together they discover the water is empty. The wise whale informs him he has to change his greedy ways and only catch what he needs. The whale takes the fisherman to a new island surrounded by plenty of fish. “But he couldn’t forget the empty water he had left behind. And all the other fishermen there who had no fish to catch and nothing to eat. Then he had an idea.” He invites the other fisherman to fish in the new water with the promise they will only take what they need.