Say No To Plastic
Ned & Shane Heaton
Little Steps, 2022
32pp., pbk., RRP $A16.95
Use less plastic, every day.
“Be the Change.” Start today.
The ocean should be clean and blue.
But who’s it up to? Me and YOU
Young readers are invited to join Heidi the Piedy, Roy the Boy and Fran his Nan as they travel from their favourite beach to New York City, to talk to the world’s nations about plastic pollution. and to learn that sometimes, the smallest voice can have the strongest message.
Written in rhyme with integrated activities that offer opportunities to interact with the text, this is another which focuses on the impact of plastics in the environment and particularly the ocean. While New York may seem to be remote from the Australian classroom, nevertheless this demonstrates the global nature of the problem and offers suggestions that even our youngest children can do to help.
As well as consolidating the problem of plastic, it also offers the opportunity to compare and contrast two texts with a similar message and audience for purpose, style and impact enabling students to become more critical readers.