This is an illustrated book to help preserve our clean oceans and the life of whales in them.
- Book Intro
(English) Hello, My Whale
Our precious ocean, the value of life
In her childhood by the sea, the author used to fall asleep to the sounds of the waves. Whenever she was scolded by her mother or fought with her sister, she would run to the ocean and be comforted by the stars in the night sky. The ocean was her haven and her playground.
Now as a mother herself, as the love for her own child grows, she feels a growing concern for the threat to maritime life. Plastic waste or marine pollution from oil spills are mostly the cause.
The author began thinking of whales, which are mammals just like us. She decided to create an illustrated story that relays the value of the ocean, the sanctity of life and love through whales which drink breastmilk and breathes air just like humans. After consideration, Jang decided to use watercolors instead of a computer, to depict the amazing colors of the ocean and whales to allow children’s imagination grow.
Preserving nature and co-existing with it
The environment has become the most important issue everywhere. The carbon neutrality act has been passed in Korea and protecting the environment is no longer a choice, but a way for survival. Children must learn from a young age how to live alongside nature and protect it by teaching them how to respect life and our environment.
Hello, My Whale is not a hard environment lesson but rather leads young readers to realize how we must protect nature and the lives in it through the story of a mother and baby whale in the beautiful waters of the ocean.
- About the Author
(English) Jang hopes to capture the stories of the world where beauty and pain all exist together. Hello, My Whale is her first illustrated book.