Wallymeets produces dual language picture books, bilingual e-books, audio books, and animations for children between 3 to 5 years old. All kids books are dual language and each bilingual kids book comes with two audio books to help children and their parents learning a second language.

Meet Wally the whale,  the world’s most educated whale.

Wally or short Wally, first saw the light in 2001. Wally is a sweet, impatient, curious and exploring little whale who is small for a whale but big for a fish. His friends and teachers are all much smaller than he is. Still, new unknown animals, although much smaller than him, can frighten Wally, and then Wally needs comforting by his mum or dad. Impatient Wally finds himself lost, or in dangerous situations, but is always saved by his parents and friends.






Wallymeets dual language kids books press

In 2008 Isgar Bos set up his own publishing company – Wallymeets – dedicated to language learning. His first dual language book on the list was Wally meets Picasso.

The Wallymeets press list now includes 3 titles in English and one of the following second languages: Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Catalan, Japanese, Dutch and German and our first Braille edition in under construction.

Wallymeets works in close collaboration with educational experts and wants to help parents and children to playfully learn a second language. Language learning through dual language picture books in combination with talking books is a very efficient and economic way to teach a child a second language.



Isgar Bos, born in Amsterdam 1972, started writing and publishing children books to rediscover timeless exploration and step out of the fast life where one can easily become blind to the many small marvels of existence. Isgar’s travels, as an airport designer and avid sailor, have enabled him to understand that while children around the world may have superficial differences, they are all united by curiosity and wonder. Isgar created Wally, a very young whale, to share positive and innocent awe about the world with children everywhere.


Hello Kids

Hello kids! My name is Isgar and like to tell you my story how I started to write dual language books for you, children.

As an airport engineer I was working all over the world. About 10 years ago, somewhere in West Africa I saw this terrible horror movie and it scared the heck out of me. I needed something to comfort myself and so I started drawing and writing about something innocent, sweet, exploring and curious. There was this cute baby whale on the page looking back at me, I decided I better find out what the whale had to say, so I kept painting and writing- and listening, resulting in my first story, Wally travels.

Later I stumbled into a class on writing children books and painting picture books while living in New York and I felt I was on to something. I realized that my journey is Wally’s journey and that the endless depth of the ocean with all its invisible life is a wonderful playground for stories for kids about Wally. So I wrote a second dual language story Wally gets tail covers.</p>

In the city of dreams, Los Angeles I decided to make my dream a reality: I quit my job and returned to my home town Amsterdam to set sail on a 2000 mile sailing journey across the Atlantic. It was the feeling of freedom I had never experienced before, that made me decide to start writing full time dual language books for children in a way that is helpful for them and their parents.