The Plastic Throne
32pp., hbk., RRP $A24.99
Denver flushes all kinds of things down the toilet but never stops to think about what happens to them once they are gone. One night, while he sleeps, the ocean begins to stir, no longer able to suppress its fury over how it’s being treated. Can Denver and his sister Maisy make things right before it’s too late? More importantly, is Denver’s solution to flushing things the best option or are there changes we can make in our everyday lives that would be better?
The problem of plastic in the environment is finally receiving the sort of attention it requires and this story helps focus young readers’ attention on both the issue and its solution. Inspiring readers to not only think about their plastic usage, it also highlights the impact of the waste humans generate on the world, enabling the development of attitudes about sustainability from a young age.