Walker Books – Dear Greenpeace (Simon James)
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.
“An inventive addition to the library of picture books… This is a book that will appeal to readers of all ages.” – The School Librarian
Paperback: 32 pages
Dimensions: 24 x 0.5 x 24 cm
Written & Illustrated by: Simon James
About the Author:
When speaking about his influences, Simon James talks fondly of the cartoon collections he found on his father’s book shelves. As a boy, he grew to love the ‘Punch’ magazine and ‘The New Yorker’ Magazine cartoonists. Artist’s such as Ronald Searle, Gerard Hoffnung, Sempe, George Booth, Charles Addams, William Steig and James Sevenson all captured the imagination of a young boy who liked to make little stapled books with pictures and words for his own amusement. Simon James’ first book was the outrageously funny, ‘The Day Jake Vacuumed’, quickly followed by two more books about Jake. ‘My Friend Whale’, was the first of several concerned with a child’s relationship with the natural world – ‘Dear Greenpeace’, ‘Sally and the Limpet’, ‘The Wild Woods’ and ‘The Birdwatchers’ have established Simon as one of the country’s leading author/illustrators. ‘Leon and Bob’ won the Smarties Book Prize Silver Award and was the New York Times’ Best Illustrated Book of the Year, and ‘Days Like This’, a collection of small poems, was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. ‘Baby Brains’ was the overall winner of the Red House Children’s Book Award in 2005, voted for by 25,000 children. Simon continues to be a much sought-after speaker in schools, and at festivals and conferences both in the UK and in the US. He continues to enjoy international success with his latest books, ‘George Flies South’, ‘Nurse Clementine’ and ‘Rex’. His latest title, due out this year is ‘The Boy From Mars’