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An unconventional, every-kid picture book that has the potential to inspire the next generation of readers to protect our oceans.

What happens when a jellyfish falls in love with a plastic bags she mistakes for a jelly-boy? Jelly-Boy is different. He is big and strong. And not as wobbly as the other Jelly-boys. By the time Jelly-Girl discovers the dangerous truth about her new friend, it may already be too late.

This is an inventive approach to tackling a conservation issue that is plaguing our world: too much plastic in the ocean. Told in a kid-friendly and humorous way, this is a story with the potential to open up an important dialogue.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 260 x 290mm | 474g
  • Newtown, Australia
  • English
  • 1760651230
  • 9781760651237
  • 457,625

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The pictures, like the text, are not as simple as they might at first seem: textures and detail will keep young eyes engaged even if the narrative ideas go over their heads. Jelly-Boy will make an excellent teaching resource, useful for starting discussions with early primary school-aged children about recycling and caring for the environment. * Books & Publishing * Highly recommended. A wonderful read aloud as well as a cunning cautionary tale about the destructive nature of the plastic bag in our environment, this book deserves a place in every classroom to be read and discussed along with a rethink of their use of the plastic bag. * ReadPlus * I love how Jelly-Boy uses simple text and vivid illustrations to teach children how dangerous plastic and other rubbish can be for animals in the ocean. * Finding Myself Young * I love the flow in this book; how the words, typography and illustrations work together to tell an engaging and meaningful story... great to drive conversation about marine life and ocean conservation in a classroom or group setting * Kids' Book Review * a fun book that partners beautiful illustrations created in an engaging visual language of bright retro printmaking with an original and thought-provoking story * CBCA: Reading Time *
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About Nicole Godwin

Nicole Godwin is a passionate advocate for animals. She self-publishes books under her Tusk imprint to help the causes that matter most to her.

Christopher Nielsen is inspired by his love of vintage design. His work has been acknowledged by The AGDA Awards, 3x3, Communication Arts, American Illustration, Society Of Illustrators NY, Luerzers Archive, Hotshop Awards and The Creative Annual. He has received Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in the Illustrators Australia Awards.
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Rating details

3.93 out of 5 stars
- 30 ratings
5 40% (12)
4 27% (8)
3 23% (7)
2 7% (2)
1 3% (1)
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