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Dear Greenpeace

Written by Simon James

Illustrated by Simon James

Early Years

LoveReading View on Dear Greenpeace

Dear Greenpeace is 25 years old this year and it’s still as fresh and touching as on its first publication and perhaps even more important. A little girl writes letters to Greenpeace asking how best to care for the blue whale living in her pond. Greenpeace writes back, answering her questions, though insisting that there can’t possibly be a whale in her back garden. At last Emily writes to say that the whale has left – on a migration probably – but she meets him again at the seaside and he lets her stroke his head. It’s one of the loveliest celebrations of a child’s imagination, but also illustrated the connection between children and the natural world, and gently encourages them to make their voices heard. ~ Andrea Reece


Dear Greenpeace Synopsis

Celebrating 25 years of this enchanting ecological fantasy from a multi-award-winning picture book creator.

Worried that the whale living in her pond is unhappy, Emily writes to Greenpeace, who, though offering the best of advice, insist that it is impossible for a whale to live in a pond. Undeterred, Emily continues to seek the best course of action for her beloved whale, finally setting him free.

Dear Greenpeace Press Reviews

This charming book about a boy and his whale will stop you in your tracks. It could initiate a talk with your little one about the environment Angels & Urchins

The perfect introduction to learning about our planet and the importance of caring for it. Baby London


It is an extremely cute, amusing and informative tale for little people. Culture Baby

A touching story about a girl and the whale who lives in her pond. The perfect introduction to learning about our planet and the importance of caring for it. Baby Surrey

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406367409
Publication date: 3rd March 2016
Author: Simon James
Illustrator: Simon James
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Year Groups: Early Years

About Simon James

As a child Simon James grew up in Bristol and Exeter. He was educated at Queen Elizabeth School, Crediton. From an early age, he spent much of his time drawing and stapling stories into little books. His father had lots of books on cartoonists, many of whom Simon tried to copy. His favourites were Ronald Searle and Gerard Hoffnung. He spent the rest of his time climbing trees, saving worms from puddles and worrying about the strange shapes in the curtains at night. As an adult After leaving school, Simon had many different jobs, whilst hoping to be a cartoonist. ...

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