No More Plastic
Author & Illustrator: Alma Fullerton
This book does not pull any punches.
A word to the wise, this book is not for the faint of heart. It deals with what happens when plastics end up in the ocean and it does not pull any punches. In the first few pages, our heroine is faced with a beached, dead whale. Parents need to be prepared to discuss such issues and the ramifications with their kids. If you’re looking for a light, fluffy, soft-peddled story about littering, this is not the book for your family.
If, however, you’re looking for an honest portrayal of how discarded waste can affect marine life, and some tips on how you can help curb some of the problems, this book may be a fit for your child’s personal library.
The illustrations are sumptuous and clearly the strength of the book. The writing is clear, although at times choppy and somewhat didactic. The target age range is 4-8 years-old, but my recommendation is that you stick to the higher end of the age range. As younger children may have a hard time processing all the information.
For libraries, my recommendation is an unqualified “buy” as the subject matter is in high demand and the book provides the unvarnished truth.
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My thanks to Pajama Press for providing a Review Copy of this book. All opinions provided herein are my own.
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