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Maya in the Rubbish Sea

Written by Lucy Munday

Illustrated by Simona De Leo

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Maya in the Rubbish Sea Review

Ecological and Environmental Interest - Fiction Fantasy / Magical Featured Books for 3+ readers Featured Books for 5+ readers Stories about Animals

Maya enjoys going to the beach and is especially fond of swimming with her friend Finn, the parrot fish. Thanks to her magical webbed feet, she is able to rescue three of her marine friends who have become unwell through environmental issues. Turtle has ingested plastic bags, the water has become too hot for Coral and Dolphin has become trapped in a fishing net. This delightful little picture book is part of a series that the author Lucy Munday is creating in order to highlight the effects of environmental damage to our planet. Illustrated attractively in bold and bright colours, the message is clear but is not communicated in a way that would be distressing to young children. Each time Maya encounters a problem, the question DO YOU KNOW? follows, enabling discussion. At the end of the story there is further information about the three threats to the environment visited in the book, together with a useful website. This book would be a very useful addition to an infant school library, providing a helpful introduction to this subject matter in a gentle way.

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Maya in the Rubbish Sea Synopsis

Maya is a little girl who loves to swim with her friend Finn, a talking Parrot fish. Together they go on underwater adventures, helping their new marine friends Turtle, Coral and Dolphin, with their man-made problems along the way.

Maya in the Rubbish Sea Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading4Kids expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

A wonderful book. Full review

Amanda O'Dwyer

This is an excellent little story to help younger children understand Climate and Environmental changes. Full review

Maureen Gourlay

Anything which gets children involved in caring for our planet is doing a good job and I'd recommend it for that reason. Full review

Pauline Braisher

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ISBN: 9781800491199
Publication date: 06/02/2021
Publisher: Independently published
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781800491199
Publication date: 6th February 2021
Author: Lucy Munday
Illustrator: Simona De Leo
Publisher: Independently published
Format: Paperback
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers, Indie Author Books
Genres: Ecological and Environmental, Fantasy / Magical, Animals
Recommendations: Indie Books We Love

About Lucy Munday

Lucy Munday is a journalist and photographer from Bristol, UK. She specialises in environmental and climate change writing, in both non fiction and fiction. Her poetry has appeared in the book, Climate Stories (2018). She has written for news outlets including, The Financial Times, Venture magazine, Flybe’s in-flight magazine Flight Time and the Express and Echo.  Her online writing has appeared on platforms including Huck and Amplitude, as well as her self-run online magazine Sustain Able. She is currently self-publishing her first children’s picture book, “Maya in the Rubbish Sea” with illustrator Simona De ...

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