Perfect Picture Book Friday: Captain Green and the Plastic Scene

POW! BAM! SHAZZAM!

Sorry, friends, I just reread today’s featured book and and it is so much fun, I got a little carried away. But it’s also a book with a serious message which is another reason I love it.

Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday. Before we get to today’s wonderful selection, I wanted to announce some giveaway winners! I’m way behind and I apologize to one and all. Life has gotten a bit busy with preparations for my upcoming trip.

A number of weeks ago, Katy Farber, author of SALAMANDER SKY, offered a giveaway of a surprise book. And the winner is…

LESLIE HELAKOSKI.

Then, author Alexandria LaFaye, offered a copy of FOLLOW ME DOWN TO NICODEMUS TOWN. And the winner is…

BETH CHARLES

And last, but certainly not least, author Monique Fields, is giving away a copy of her debut picture book,  HONEYSMOKE: A STORY OF FINDING YOUR COLOR. And the winner is….

LIV’ EE REHFIELD

CONGRATULATIONS to all of the winners and a big thank you to our generous authors for sharing their insights and also their books!

And now, back to our regularly scheduled program…Perfect Picture Book Friday.

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CAPTAIN GREEN AND THE PLASTIC SCENE

Written by Evelyn Bookless

Illustrated by Danny Deeptown

Published by Marshall Cavendish (2019)

Ages: 5-8

Themes: Ocean pollution, conservation, environmental protection

Synopsis: From Amazon:

“Fresh out of Superhero School, Captain Green gets a call. Dolphin is tangled up in plastic, and there’s trouble for Seagull and Turtle too. When our brave superhero rushes off to help, he finds himself on a major mission: saving sea creatures from plastic. Using his incredible powers, Captain Green promises to save the day. But can he clean up this mess for good?

Find out how you can be a hero too. Superpowers are not required; anyone can do it…

The superhero antics, amusing scenes and charming illustrations are guaranteed to keep readers entertained.

‘Captain Green and the Plastic Scene is a fun way to teach young children about the dangers of plastic waste and how they can become true ‘super humans’ who take care of the world.”

Why I love this book:

  • POW! BAM! KAZZAM! Totally makes me think of  Batman. Kids love superheroes and we definitely need some environmental superheroes these days, especially when it comes to cleaning up the plastic in our oceans. This is a wonderful book to use as a springboard for discussions on how each person can make a difference.
  • Fun-filled cartoon-like illustrations will make this a favorite with kids who love to read and also with kids who don’t.

RELATED ACTIVITIES:

screen-shot-2018-04-18-at-12.43.14-pmPhoto courtesy: https://oceanconservancy.org

Check out the fabulous ideas for planters and garden gadgets using plastic bottles: https://oceanconservancy.org/blog/2018/04/20/saving-earth-one-craft-time/

ocean-pollution-clean-up-sensory-bottlesphoto courtesy: http://parentingchaos.com

Do a science activity with your kids to demonstrate the effects of pollution on marine animals: http://parentingchaos.com/ocean-pollution-clean-up-science-activity/

Thank you all for spending your precious time here with me. For more wonderful picture book reviews and activities for kids, please stop by Susanna HIll’s Perfect Picture Book Friday.

And don’t forget that today is Multicultural Children’s Book Day where bloggers around the world will be sharing diverse stories. I’m honored to be a Bronze Sponsor of this event. Last week I reviewed one of the books chosen: NEEMA’S REASON TO SMILE.

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And tonight at 9PM, authors, illustrators, parents, teachers, librarians, bloggers, and more will be chatting together at a Twitter Party.

Please come and participate…everyone is welcome and there are LOTS OF PRIZES!!!

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I hope you all have a safe and happy weekend. Thank you for visiting with me!

19 thoughts on “Perfect Picture Book Friday: Captain Green and the Plastic Scene

  1. I’m still up late so thought I would be early for a change posting my PPBF… This is a lovely choice and would be well received here. Love the ideas for the use of bottles in a garden wall. Congrats to all the winners also.

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  2. This book perfect for young children. I recently heard a discussion about what young people are most concerned about and the environment is at the top of the list. So bring on the books. Your review was great, but I particularly enjoyed the resources your shared about using plastic bottles to grow plants, make sustainable watering systems for the gardens and making sprinklers! It is a way for kids to start and come up with their own creative ideas!

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  3. Oh how timely. I was just walking the beach and picked up a ton of garbage. Rains yesterday and higher than usual waves brought in a lot of junk. I even pick up the tiny pieces. I will be buying this book and sharing it with many people.

    Ran into some people on the beach and the man said, “That’s a big job.” I replied, “Yes, it is. Wouldn’t it be cool if everyone picked up the garbage they found?”

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  4. Love this concept. Dan Santat had a small video showing how an elephant picked up the loose tin cans in his yard, and put them in the recycle bin. If it’s not kids, it’s elephants – we’re all in this together and we can help each other out. This looks like a really fun book!

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  5. Such an important book. Plastic pollution is getting out of hand, great to have a tool to begin educating kids about the impact of plastic consumption at a very young age.

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  6. Thanks so much to Vivian (a.k.a. kindest person in kidlit!) for featuring CAPTAIN GREEN AND THE PLASTIC SCENE and to all of you for your supportive words. Sadly we do need books on saving the seas but I have great faith in the next generation. They are buzzing with bright ideas when I visit them in schools.

    KEEP IT GREEN!
    Evelyn

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