Grandad and the Baby Dolphin is a children’s book written by Wendy Milner, and illustrated by yours truly. It won a bronze medal for “Best First Book – Picture Book” in the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards, USA, in 2016.
The book will officially launch in November 2016, and copies can be ordered from all your favourite online stores, or do us a big favour and ask your local bookstore to order it in for you (the ISBN is 9780994589804). Here’s the official blurb:
This is a true story of a cray-fisherman from WA who stumbles across a baby dolphin tangled in fishing rope. As the pod take turns helping the baby dolphin to breathe, it becomes clear that the dolphin is drowning. Grandad and his friends decide to solve the puzzle and untangle the ropes, but the pod aren’t sure of Grandad’s intentions. They click and buzz and squeak. They trash and bash and splash. Grandad perseveres and manages to rescue the baby. The pod then squeaks and buzzes and clicks. They jump in and out of the waves, over and under the boat …
Grandad and the Baby Dolphin is a children’s picture book intended to be read by young children aged 4 to 7 years. The key themes and emotions in this story are of caring and belonging. It is based within a context of caring for the environment but extends into family (the dolphins) and friendship (Grandad and his friends).
This is a true story. There are direct links to the cray fisherman of Western Australia, and in particular the coastal towns around Jurien, Cervantes, Green Head and Lancelin.
Find out more about Grandad and the Baby Dolphin on Wendy’s official website, here.