The Humpback Whale

A young humpback whale seeks solace in two friends after an abrupt separation from his mother, but they are torn apart when disaster strikes. Supported by Rainbow Centre as part of its 35th anniversary celebrations, this graphic novel by Quek Hong Shin is inspired by his journey as a befriender to a young adult with autism and the challenges COVID-19 wrought on this budding friendship.

Quek Hong Shin is a Singaporean author and illustrator whose work include picture books like The Amazing Sarong, The Brilliant Oil Lamp and Universe of Feelings. His titles were nominated twice for The Hedwig Anuar Children’s Book Award and The Incredible Basket, published by Epigram, was the winner of Best Children’s book at 2019 Singapore Book Awards. Hong Shin joined Superhero Me in 2016 as a facilitator. He has been honing his skills in fostering social interaction between children of different abilities and producing art projects with children with special needs.

Written and Illustrated By Quek Hong Shin
Published By Superhero Me in 2022