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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.
Val Rowe, A LoveReading4Kids Ambassador
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.
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|Publication date:||6th February 2021|
|Illustrator:||Simona De Leo|
|Suitable for:||3+ readers, 5+ readers, Indie Author Books|
|Genres:||Ecological and Environmental, Fantasy / Magical, Animals|
|Recommendations:||Indie Books We Love|
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 ...More About Lucy Munday
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