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 used plastic toothbrushes.

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 take thousands of years to break down, what does that mean for our planet? With a fun cast of plastic characters, from pirate-ship bottles to dancing shampoos, and even an inquisitive albatross, 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 TCM sales of over 60,000.
  • "Plastic" is 2018's Children's Word of the Year – The Tale of a Toothbrush explores this topical and important subject in a fun and accessible narrative story.
  • 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. 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 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. @daniel_rieley.

ISBN: 9781406391817
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: February 1, 2020
Dimensions: 245 x 270mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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