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The Tale of a Toothbrush

Written by M.G. Leonard

Illustrated by Daniel Rieley

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The Tale of a Toothbrush Review

Ecological and Environmental Interest - Non Fiction Featured Books for 5+ readers Featured Books for 7+ readers General Non-Fiction

A positive and funny tale to illustrate to young children the impact of plastic on our world and how their actions can change things

A Story of Plastic in Our Oceans

A brilliantly topical and delightfully funny picture book from internationally bestselling author M.G. Leonard, which shows children what happens to their plastic toothbrushes after they're thrown away.


The Tale of a Toothbrush Synopsis

Children use their toothbrush each morning and evening, and get new ones every few months. That's billions of toothbrushes! What happens to them all when they're no longer needed? And if toothbrushes take thousands of years to break down, what does that mean for our planet? 

With a fun cast of plastic characters, from pirate-ship bottles to dancing shampoos, and even an inquisitive albatross, The Tale of a Toothbrush is a positive and heart-warming story to help children explore the impact their choices have on our planet.

The Tale of a Toothbrush Press Reviews

Featured in 'M&B's Book Shelf'. - Mother & Baby

Great book if your wanting to teach your child to be eco-friendly. - Lilys Little Learners

The Tale of a Toothbrush is a positive and heart-warming story with messages about the effect plastic has on our world, and ideas about how you can reuse your old toothbrush rather than throw it away. - Parent Talk

Featured in Mums & Tots. - Mums & Tots

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ISBN: 9781406391817
Publication date: 01/02/2020
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406391817
Publication date: 1st February 2020
Author: M.G. Leonard
Illustrator: Daniel Rieley
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: Ecological and Environmental, General Non-Fiction

About M.G. Leonard

M.G. Leonard has a first-class honours degree in English Literature and an MA in Shakespeare Studies from Kings College London. She is the author of Beetle Boy and is still overcoming her fear of all things creepy crawly. She works in London as the Senior Digital Media Producer for the National Theatre, and previously worked at the Royal Opera House and Shakespeare’s Globe. Leonard spent her early career in the music industry running Setanta Records, an independent record label, and managing bands, most notably The Divine Comedy. After leaving the music industry, she trained as an ...

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