Ella and the Exploding Fish9780648702436
A funny, yet meaningful story about personal responsibility.
Our ocean creatures need our help. But they don't need more plastic.
What is this picture book about?
Join Ella and her sister, Ava, as they discover the joy of caring for a marine creature. Yet it isn’t all joy, as the sisters soon learn. Their beloved fish appear to thrive in only one type of environment ... but why are both fish getting bigger?
This light-hearted and genuinely surprising book will keep you and your little ones on their toes until the very end! Designed to be both humorous and moving, it also teaches an important lesson about personal responsibility.
Who is this book for?
If you’re looking for a children’s book on plastic waste or ocean care, or simply want a heart-warming story with a purpose to share with your children, nieces, nephews or grandchildren, this book makes the perfect purchase or gift.
Why do we need a kids’ book about plastic waste and ocean care?
Every year, eight million tonnes of plastic is dumped into our oceans, Right now, swirling convergences of plastic make up about 40% of the world’s ocean surfaces, and at current rates, the amount of plastic in the sea is expected to outweigh the number of fish by 2050.
Plastic is toxic to our beautiful ocean creatures, and has been responsible for many species going extinct, including the Hawaain monk seal and Pacific loggerhead sea turtle. Experts believe that up to 700 more species are now endangered because of our plastic problem.
Yet at home, plastic seems oh-so-convenient. It’s one of the many elements of modern life where if we can’t immediately see the impact, it’s easy to forget it exists. But our beautiful oceans and the incredible creatures within them can no longer allow us to forget.
Let’s raise a generation of little superheroes who understand that every single piece of plastic could be the end of our wonderful creatures' lives.
An excerpt from the story
When Ella and Ava got home, they put their fish in their new homes and decorated their tanks.
The next morning, they work up early to check how their fish were going. But something wasn't quite right.
"Do you think our fish look a bit bigger today?" asked Ella.
"I'm not sure? Maybe we should feed them a bit less?" replied Ava.
"Good idea!" said Ella.
Ava woke up the next day to Ella squealing.
"Come quick! COME QUICK!" Ella yelled. "Something's happened!"
My daughter gets a surprise at the end every time with this one, so cute!