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The first draft and title have been completed. Over the summer I will work on the draft (probably multiple drafts…) hopefully getting it to a final stage by March. From there, I will begin the illustrating process.
Why a kids book and not one for adults?
There are already TWO books and an eBook geared at adults wanting to reduce plastic and waste. Beth Terry’s book (read, loved and have passed onto many people), Bea Johnson's zero waste guide (have not read, heard only fabulous things and am waiting for it be available at my library) and Lindsay from Treading My Own Path eBook guide (another good read).
There really is no need to add another book to either genre. These three ladies have sorted it.
However, there are not many Australian kids’ books, focusing on plastic pollution. So I decided to write one. The main aim is to present an ordinary family, doing ordinary things and how changing a handful of habits, can reduce single use plastic and potential pollution. My biggest hope, is that it will act as a tool for education and drive conversations within the family home.
...and yes the main character will have red hair!