Ocean Devotion

(1 customer review)


ISBN-13: 9781910667941


Binding: Cloth Book

Publisher: Elizabeth Cummings

Published: April 2020


A nonfiction narrative about the plastic island in Hawaii told through the eyes of children. This wordless board book is designed to delight young children with its adorable characters whose love of nature inspires them to take action and save the ocean from pollution.

‘A story with no words at all! And it still sends a strong message. Very clever’ A ‘Wishing Shelf’ Book Review

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  1. I must say, it’s not often I get to offer feedback on book with no words in it. In fact, never. But today that’s all changed. For here we have a very short picture book that is, well, just drawings. So, what’s it about? And how can I tell what it’s about? Well, that’s the thing. It’s also very, VERY clever.
    The message of this book is simple. The world is filling up with rubbish and it’s killing wildlife. In eight wonderfully colourful illustrations, this book not only shows the extent of the problem but also empowers children to tackle it.
    This book is perfect for any infant/primary school that is looking for a book that will inspire discussion. I can see 5 – 7 year olds not only loving the colourful drawings but also wanting to know more. And that’s the trick, isn’t it. We want children to want to know what’s happening to the environment and,
    most importantly, to want to know how they can help to stop it.
    Of course, as there are no words, I want to spend a little time discussing the illustrations. And here the book excels. They are colourful and look very ‘hand drawn’. I like that. Personally I dislike the Disney style. You know the sort of thing: all big eyes and full, red lips. Yuck! But this felt comfortable and fitted the story perfectly.
    All in all, this is a very sweet, visual story that young children will enjoy exploring. And it could kickstart a lot of discussion too.

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