Yours Sincerely, Giraffe is one of my favourite Gecko Press books in 13 years of publishing, and this follow-up has all the warmth and quirky joy of the original.

Julia Marshall, Publisher

Dear Professor Whale

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

Written by Megumi Iwasa and illustrated by Jun Takabatake

Translated by Cathy Hirano

Dear Professor Whale First Chapter

Available as an ebook wherever you buy your ebooks

  • Description

    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 the Professor 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.

  • Book Details

    Country of Origin Japan
    Reader Age 5-7 year, 6-8 year
    Book Size

  • Reviews

    1. Children’s Book and Media Review

      The illustrations are juvenile, but obviously thoughtful, and may inspire young readers to try their hand at copying the simple lines.

    2. The Book Chook (AU)

      …there are longer, more interesting words, although the concepts are not too difficult for kids 5 and 6. The illustrations are quirky, and definitely add to the book’s charm.

    3. Manhattan Book Review (US)

      The world is sweet and quirky with all-animal characters who write letters that are delivered through Pelican or Seal. The story is creative and delightful, full of humor and heart.

    4. Snail Mailing from NZ

      This lovely follow up to Yours Sincerely, Giraffe continues the story of friendships developing & flourishing through letter writing.

    5. Youth Services Book Review (US)

      The letters and the illustrations, present on every page, look to be in pen and ink and all are done in black and white creating a perfect combination of word and picture.

    6. Kirkus Reviews (US)

      Delightfully silly, since the events are: a seal swimming race, a penguin walking race, and a whale spouting contest.

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