The Blue Giant (Paperback)Katie Cottle (author)
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Emerging from the waves to beg for help from the growing tide of pollution, the Blue Giant helps to bring ecological awareness home to a mother and daughter in Cottle’s strikingly illustrated and powerful work.
Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize Illustrated Book Prize 2021
Meera and her mum are enjoying a break at the seaside. Until...
...a creature emerges from the waves. It's a giant. A blue giant. It has a stirring plea to help clean up the ocean and save the sea creatures from the menace of plastic waste.
Meera and her mum agree to help. But they can't do it alone... can they?
A poignant and timely picture book that introduces children to the issues of pollution, waste management and the oceans, with suggestions of lifestyle changes to help the world become a better, cleaner place.
Publisher: Pavilion Books
Number of pages: 32
Dimensions: 280 x 220 mm
'Katie's powerful images convey the plastic pollution problem in a manner that young children will easily relate to, particularly those of the sea creatures caught up in the debris ... a great way to galvanise youngsters into action.' - Red Reading Hub
'Delivers a powerful and timely message ... With its rich, painterly seaside and deep-sea scenes, this is very beautiful, and very memorable.' - Lovereading.co.uk
'A simple but inspiring book' - Juno magazine
'Katie's illustrations are stunning, the story is lovely, the message is aimed at child readers not adults and the suggestions at the back of the book for how we can all play our part are brilliant and achievable.' - Picture Book Perfect
'What a gorgeous follow-up to The Green Giant! Katie Cottle has created such a meaningful book about the plastic pollution affecting our oceans ... Her illustrative style is one I'm a huge fan of - the blue hues and underwater tones in this story are beautiful ... a short but highly effective introduction to marine conservation.' - Little Literary Society
'This beautiful story gently introduces children to the compelling issue of rubbish in our seas ... perfect for using in school ... A delightful story full of lovely illustrations.' - NSTBA blog
'A very timely, beautifully told story, with a simple narrative highlighting a very important message - the seas need our help.' - The Book Activist
'Poignant and timely ... An empathetically written story, introducing children to pollution and waste management in an accessible format, supported by rich illustrations.' - The Picture Books Blogger
'The illustrations are pretty and the stories are fab... It really got my little ones thinking about litter and the impact it has on the environment and the animals surrounding.' - Maya's Moon Play
'I love the message of this book. That anything can be fixed.' - Reusable Family
'The perfect book to teach kids about the ocean and our eco responsibility. It explains not only the issues but also empowers children to be able to do something about it.' - Reusable Family
'What a beautiful book! Katie's illustrations are stunning and really help to portray the story ... There is a poignant message through the book which is easily accessed by the reader ... will be a book they read again and again.' - The Teacher Bookworm
'This poignant and timely picture book gently introduces young children to the issues of pollution, waste and how it affects our oceans. A lovely way to encourage all of us to take care of our planet!' - Creative Steps
'Heart-breaking yet optimistic, Katie Cottle's narrative brings a positive message and reinforces the fact that together we can effect change.' - Absolutely Education
'The Blue Giant demonstrates how even one person can make a difference... This would be useful addition to a school or class library and a great introduction to environmental issues to KS1.' - The School Librarian
'We love the silliness and the tone of this one ... A great addition to our Halloween book collection or fun to read year round, it's told in fun rhyme, and the illustrations are brilliant, making great use of the whole page with bright pops of colour.' - Little Reader Loves
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“perfect for the little environmentalist”
A beautifully illustrated book. It shows how we can all help to keep our planet clean and safe.
“An important message”
An important message for all about the ways in which we can help heal our world. A lovely story that should evoke questions in little ones which will lead to their understanding of how we can help our world heal.
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