Louie and his trusty companion, Snippy the dog, dive into the ocean and are surrounded by brilliant coral reefs. But they soon discover that human rubbish – bottles, plastic straws and plastic bags – have trapped fish and other creatures. What will Louie be inspired to do?
Shortlisted, Book of the Year, Speech Pathology Australia Awards 2020
Shortlisted Book, CBCA Awards 2020
"Louie and Snippy Save the Sea is an imaginative picture book with a powerful and timely message; it presents a relevant topic in a gentle way that young readers can understand and connect to and will be sure to open up further discussion at home and in the classroom."
"Collette Dinnigan's delightful children's book LOUIE AND SNIPPY SAVE THE SEA is an imaginative story of a boy and his dog diving into the ocean and discovering its plastic pollution. Whilst this is a worry the story encourages the young readers to care for the ocean and its creatures with practical solutions: "One bottle, one straw, we can all do more." The language and the illustrations are simple and age-appropriate and appear to strike the right balance between serious concern and real empowerment".
"A simple and timely ethos that's beautifully worded and illustrated".
"Collette Dinnigan is a dedicated environmentalist and her timely story is complemented by clever design and superb illustrations."
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