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Dear Professor Whale

By Megumi Iwasa
Illustrated by Jun Takabatake

A charming chapter-book follow-up to the international bestseller "Yours Sincerely, Giraffe"

Professor Whale is the only whale left at Whale Point. He thinks often of the old days when his friends were all around and they competed at the Whale Point Olympics. One day, he gets a letter from Wally. The young whale has heard about the great big enormous whale who won gold for his spectacular spouting. That gets him thinking. What if there could be a new Olympics, with the sea full of whales again? In this charming follow-up to the international bestseller, another correspondence flourishes across the horizons. The letters bring penguins, whales and seals together at the Whale Point Olympics, with friendship and humour winners on the day.

  • An ideal first chapter book, with humour, warmth and quirky illustrations
  • Themes of community and being a good sport are lightly handled
  • The previous title, Yours Sincerely, Giraffe, is a resounding success around the world, has sold 15,000 copies in just over a year and is now a top backlist title

About the author

Megumi Iwasa studied graphic design at Tama Art University in Tokyo. After graduating, she worked there until 1986. She lives in Tokyo, Japan.

About the illustrator

Jun Takabatake is one of Japan’s best-loved children’s illustrators. His illustrations have been exhibited throughout the world, and he has won many international awards, including the Graphics Prize (Bologna Children’s Book Fair), a Japan Picture Book Award and the Kodansha Award for Picture Books.

ISBN: 9781776572076
Imprint: Gecko Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: September 1, 2018
Dimensions: 140 x 204mm, 104pp
Stock Status: Signed Off
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $19.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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