Young Isley loves the ocean and everything in it. Well, almost everything.
When a beached right whale has starved to death after swallowing plastic, she takes action against ocean pollution in a timely story with unique plastic-waste diorama art made from plastic waste from award-winning author-illustrator Alma Fullerton.
This moving, eye-catching, and ultimately hopeful reminder that the health of our oceans—and our planet—is in our hands truly resonates. Science and environment, marine life, art, and social action for the youngest readers are themes in this inspiring new picture book.
Alma Fullerton, author
Alma Fullerton was first known for her awarding-winning free-verse novels for juvenile and young-adult readers. Her picture book A Good Trade was a White Ravens Choice, and a nominee for a number of awards. When the Rain Comes was a 2018 USBBY Outstanding International Book, among other honours, and Community Soup was a Canadian Children's Book Centre Starred Selection, all published by Pajama Press.
- Every aspect of the book’s illustrations is created from plastic except for the sand, which Fullerton imported from P.E.I….The result is visually stunning… - Quill & Quire
- ★ Among the best of the recent books about ocean plastic thanks to its positive approach and practical suggestions included at the end, this title would work well as a group read-aloud….A gentle, effective presentation of an environmental disaster.—Kirkus ★ Starred Review - Kirkus Reviews
Rights Holder: Pajama Press
rights available: World, excl. North America
age range: 4-7
publication date: 05/18/2021
Original language of pub: English
Materials Available: complete manuscript
Additional Materials: Quill & Quire interview with author-illustrator Alma Fullerton, “In her latest picture book, Alma Fullerton repurposes environmentally damaging waste as artwork”