'Charlie loved the sea.
'He loved the seashells and seahorses, the sharks and the stingrays, the crabs and the crayfish.
'He loved the gentle waves that crept up onto the sand and tickled his toes.
'He loved the huge wild waves that crashed onto the sand and made the beach tremble.
'But most of all he loved the whales.
'An elegant and classic picture book text from one of Australia's most respected and awarded authors for children about a little boy who just wants to see a real whale.' (Publication summary)