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.
Megumi Iwasa studied graphic design at Tama Art University in Tokyo. After graduating, she worked there until 1986. She lives in Tokyo, Japan.
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.
Delightfully silly, since the events are: a seal swimming race, a penguin walking race, and a whale spouting contest
An ode to the joys of friendship and letter-writing, this is a great choice for early chapter book readers.
School Library Journal
To those who enjoyed Yours Sincerely, Giraffe by Iwasa this is a must-read.
Youth Services Book Review, starred review