I worry about the amount of plastic and junk that come out of our homes everyday. From plastic shopping bags, plastic toys, paper goods and more, the list is endless. We often forget how our actions will impact the environment that we leave behind for our children.
Recycling waste at home is a small step that I take to ensure that the junk that comes out of our homes is reused or repurposed. This is a tiny step that we take as a family towards protecting the environment that we live in. My daughter Saira often sees us putting all our recyclable garbage in a separate box, and attempts to follow through at home sometimes.
When I came across this book, Captain Green and the Plastic Scene, I was mightily pleased. This is a lovely book written by author Evelyn Bookless who has created a wonderful story around a very relevant topic around recycling waste. Her lovely style of writing is complemented beautifully with the illustrations done by Danny Deeptown, a UK based illustrator.
Kids love superheroes, and she has done well in creating the character Captain Green to convey a powerful message, such as recycling, in a simplistic manner. In her book, she writes about how plastic waste that is thrown into the ocean impacts the health of sea animals.
Saira read about how a dolphin and seagull are hurt because of the plastic, which is thrown into the ocean. Children love animals and seeing them in so much pain definitely tugs at the emotional strings of little ones.
I was lucky to meet Evelyn a few months ago, while she lived in Singapore. She recently made a move to Netherlands with her husband and 5-year old son.
Having grown up near the Atlantic Ocean in the West of Ireland, Evelyn loves the ocean. Through her book, she hopes to educate children on how the wonderful oceans around us are being slowly destroyed by plastic garbage. Her profession as a teacher is another reason why this topic appealed to her so strongly. Through this book she hopes to inspire and educate young minds on the importance of the three Rs: recycle, reuse and reduce.
A lovely book to teach kids on how their tiny actions can make a difference to the environment. Mamas, you might want to consider the next time you’re looking for a birthday gift?
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