Written by Ellie Jackson & Liz Oldmeadow
Make story time an educational adventure about the sea, its inhabitants, and the global problem of plastic pollution in the planet's oceans. A perfect story for your own little Wild Tribe Hero, this inspiring and gentle book is the first in the Wild Tribe Heroes series and is based on a true story. Duffy’s Lucky Escape will transport you to a tropical paradise where Duffy the Sea Turtle lives amongst beautiful coral reefs and colourful fish only for Duffy to learn that not all that floats is food. As time is running out Duffy has a lucky escape when kind people step in to save the day. A positive, inspiring, beautifully illustrated true story about the problem of ocean plastics with a happy ending.
Learn how turtles confuse plastics for food
Help children to understand the link between plastic and wildlife
Ideas for the future and how children can help
Perfect for a bedtime story and to share with your school
Great for parents, grandparents, preschool and primary school
But this book teaches children about more than the dangers. It also helps them understand the importance of looking after our environment, and how they can help all in a fun and friendly way, with ideas and activities which reinforce the story's message that this is a planet for all and that sea creatures have feelings too.
Book dimensions - 272mm x 210mm x 3mm
About the Author and Illustrator:
Ellie Jackson is a mother of four young children who has written a series of books to help educate children about the impact of plastics on ocean ecosystems.
Ellie lives by the sea in Looe, Cornwall, and wrote her first book after living on Magnetic Island in the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, during which time, she and her young family saw a turtle called Duffy being released back into the ocean after a year of treatment for ingesting plastic. “My children and I were transfixed by the sight of this beautiful creature being set free, and subsequently visited a turtle hospital on the mainland to find out more. Once my children had made the link between plastics and turtles they were inspired to pick up litter from beaches so that they could help protect turtles and other sea life.”
In this way, Ellie, an environmental scientist who taught geography for six years, conceived her idea to use children’s books as a way of educating young people about the threat to sea life and our dependence on plastic.
Liz Oldmeadow illustrated Duffy’s Lucky Escape and is a multi award winning illustrator and photographer from Port Stephens, a coastal town in NSW, Australia. Liz has always felt a deep connection to the environment and completed a Bachelor of Natural History Illustration at the University of Newcastle in 2007. Liz has been working as an illustrator and photographer for more than 10 years, drawing inspiration from Australian wildlife and landscapes.