We call the whales
Ecological poems and songs for children
  • Selected for inclusion in Bookchat’s list of Southern African Children’s Books of the Year, 1993

This is an anthology of 91 poems and notated songs celebrating earth, animals, peace and everyday things. Its central poem is a poignant and beautiful call for a re-assessment of our relationship to the earth and all living creatures.

Suitable for children aged 3 – 7 and as a teacher’s resource book

Review comments:
"A most welcoming volume … bold & eye-catching … bulging with music, peace poems and songs. This is a 'Dip-in book' and a 'Let's get together and sing book' and a 'Think time book'. It's a 'Happy Reading book'"
- Jay Heale, Bookchat

Paperback:ISBN 0-620-14771-7
43 pages
Colour and black and white illustrations by children attending Rivendell Children's Centre

NOTE: This book is out of print, but its contents are included in the new edition of Sing, Africa!