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…
Then, author Alexandria LaFaye, offered a copy of FOLLOW ME DOWN TO NICODEMUS TOWN. And the winner is…
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.
CAPTAIN GREEN AND THE PLASTIC SCENE
Written by Evelyn Bookless
Illustrated by Danny Deeptown
Published by Marshall Cavendish (2019)
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.
Photo 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/
photo 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.
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!!!
I hope you all have a safe and happy weekend. Thank you for visiting with me!