Meet the Author • Walter the Whale and his plastic tail

Meet the Author • Walter the Whale and his plastic tail

Here at StudioPips we support and stock small brands from small businesses. We love hearing our brands stories and their journeys from initial ideas to the finished products. 

We spoke to Marie, Author of Walter the Whale and his plastic tail, a paperback book set over 28 pages of beautifully illustrated ocean scenes. The book's aim is to educate children about the threat to wildlife caused by single use plastics.

Poor little Walter the unsuspecting whale gets caught out by an old fishing net tail! His fate looks grim and his luck’s running out until he’s saved by a boy with his dad and his boat!

Marie says ‘A Mother & Son Lockdown Team!
The pandemic of 2021 gave myself (the author) and my talented son James the unique opportunity to spend time creatively together. We created this book to help educate the younger generations about the importance of careful recycling and product selection.

After many years working in the creative industry the global pandemic hit and I found myself at home with my four children with a lot of time to think about things. My son James had just finished his degree in Design and we both put our heads together and came up with the beautiful story about Walter the whale. We aimed to make a fun and engaging story with a strong message about change. We worked together for a year and are very proud of the book that we have created. We endeavour to get it seen by schools and children around the world in the hope that together we can make a difference.’

We absolutely love Walters story here at StudioPips. 

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