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The Tale of a Toothbrush: A Story of Plastic in Our Oceans

By M. G. Leonard
Illustrated by Daniel Rieley

A brilliantly topical and delightfully funny picture book from internationally bestselling author M.G. Leonard, that shows children what happens to their plastic toothbrushes after they're thrown away.

Children use their toothbrush each morning and evening, and get new ones every few months. That's billions of toothbrushes! What happens to them all when they're no longer needed? And if toothbrushes never break down, what does that mean for our planet? With a fun cast of plastic characters, from the yellow toothbrush Sammy to pirate-ship bottles and dancing shampoos, The Tale of a Toothbrush is a positive and heart-warming story to help children explore the impact their choices have on our planet.

  • M.G. Leonard is the internationally bestselling author of the Beetle Boy series, which has sold in 37 countries and has sales of over 60,000. With a television series in development and a string of book acquisitions announced, M.G. Leonard is set to dominate the children's book world.
  • "Plastic" was 2018's Children's Word of the Year. In a world full of scary new stories, The Tale of a Toothbrush explores this important subject in a fun and accessible narrative story, encouraging positive understanding of how our use of plastics affects our environment.
  • Includes a non-fiction spread all about plastics – perfect for fact-loving children!

About the author

M.G. Leonard is an award-winning, bestselling writer of children’s books, as well as a member of Authors4Oceans. Her Beetle Boy series has sold in 37 countries and she is currently writing the screenplay for a TV series based on the trilogy. Before becoming a writer, M. G. Leonard worked as a digital media producer for the National Theatre and Shakespeare's Globe. She is also a trained actor, dabbling in directing and producing as well as performing. She lives in Brighton with her husband and two sons.

About the illustrator

Daniel Rieley is a British illustrator based in Lisbon. He studied at The Arts Institute Bournemouth and has illustrated children's picture books for Templar and Penguin Random House USA. When Daniel is not drawing, you can probably find him trying to catch waves, taking photos with old cameras, or playing his newly discovered sport, Padel. He is also a member of the marine conservation charity Surfers Against Sewage. Say hello at @daniel_rieley.

ISBN: 9781406389692
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: February 1, 2020
Dimensions: 245 x 270mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $26.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

Last updated on 09/12/20 at 22:44:40
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