Dear Professor Whale (Paperback)
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Dear Professor Whale (Paperback)

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Paperback 104 Pages
Published: 01/09/2018
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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.

Publisher: Gecko Press
ISBN: 9781776572076
Number of pages: 104


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"Building upon Yours Sincerely, Giraffe (2017), Professor Whale organizes an Olympics. Author Iwasa sets her story at Whale Point, with Professor Whale as the protagonist (although now he is retired, he would really like to be called the more casual 'Whaley' or 'Big Blue'). When Professor Whale sends out many letters via Seal in his attempt to follow Giraffe's lead from the first book and discover new animals in the world, his only answer is from Wally, a young whale who lives at Otto Island--a disappointment, as Professor Whale was expecting a letter from an animal he wouldn't normally meet. Turns out, though, Wally is the grandson of an old friend of Professor Whale's who moved away in the big migration. Wally mentions an Olympics held long ago at Whale Point, at which his grandfather won a silver medal, and Professor Whale is inspired to organize another one. This part is delightfully silly, since the events are: a seal swimming race, a penguin walking race, and a whale spouting contest. Overall, though, the story labors to sparkle, mostly because it's so predictable--even many of Takabatake's black-and-white spot illustrations lack pizzazz. The story's theme of friendship plays out in regular helpings of goodness on the parts of the characters, and while kindness and friendship are wonderful things, a bit spice is nice too. Not nearly as fresh as Yours Sincerely, Giraffe but not a total bust, either."--Kirkus Reviews --Journal

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