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Chez Rafter

Chez is working on a series of books to educate young children about the dangers litter has to our animals and environment. These books bring a message of positive learning through misadventure and the playful characters that save the day.

The Rubbish Rebellion

Check out the book series

Otto the Otter's

Muddy Puddle

Otto the Otter is in trouble,
from the trash left by tourists who are less than subtle.
To save his home he needs some muscle.
Can Otto rescue his friends and together clean up this muddy puddle?

Yapper

The Unhappy Snapper

Yapper the snapper wants to play
but all his friends are sick today.
The sea is choking from pollution and waste,

Yapper realizes he must make haste.

Join Yapper on his heroic adventures
to save the day.

The Forest Fairies

Magical fairies inside the forest

How many can you see?

They’ve joined ‘The Rubbish Rebellion’

To keep the forests litter-free

 

what people say

Rave Reviews

Loved this book, a win for the environment, funny and engaging. Loved the illustrations and with more books to come in “The Rubbish Rebellion” can’t wait!

JL

I think every Grandparent hopes to teach their Grandkids something worthwhile in their lifetime & I’m no exception. I feel it’s so important to teach our young ones how crucial it is to respect our declining planet by refusing plastic where possible, recycling what we can’t refuse and by not littering. And with that in mind I recently ordered these books for them which arrived yesterday. With this subject close to my heart it’s going to be great fun reading these two gorgeous books to them & opening up discussions on ways we can help our ocean friends by not littering & by caring for the environment in general. It’s so Important to teach our littlest people the fundamentals of taking care of our planet. These books are not only fun, rhyming, informative and beautifully illustrated but the author is an Aussie who works tirelessly to clean up the waterways in her local area & I’m always happy to support fellow Australians when I can. So thank you very much @chezrafter. I already can’t wait for your next book in the #TheRubbishRebellion series #YapperTheUnhappySnapper #OttoTheOttersMuddyPuddle

Sandi Evans

I read it (an adult)
Otto the Otter’s Muddy Puddle
The story of Otto immediately grabbed my attention as it has a quirky title and colourful illustrations. Once I started reading it I couldn’t put it down as I was curious to know what Otto found in the puddle. When Otto finds so much litter and realises all the animals are being threatened he goes on an adventure to save the animals. Coming from an education background I could immediately see the potential this book has as an invaluable resource for teaching young people about the world’s litter problem. The author has created an easy to read, fun book about a serious problem. I am really looking forward to the next book in The Rubbish Rebellion series.

Bebe

Bebe

May 04, 2019Donna rated it

This beautiful book is part of The Rubbish Rebellion series for children. Highlighting the impact of littering on wildlife and nature, this series is a set of great stories, beautifully illustrated by Daniela Frongia. I loved this book and would highly recommend it to any parent to read with their children as a great way to highlight our impact on nature whilst enjoying a fantastic tale together too.

Yapper review

Storywraps rated it

This book bears a very timely message about taking care of our precious oceans and the creatures that call them their home. It points out many dangers that its inhabitants face caused by the litter and garbage that is thrown into their underwater environment.

Yapper the Snapper wants to play with his friends but he soon discovers they are sick from the trash and pollution that has been dumped into the water.

“Some coughed and sneezed,
gasped and wheezed,
they couldn’t breathe in the polluted sea.”

“There were bottles and tins, crates and bins,
floating and choking the sea within.”

He dons a superhero persona and swims about saving them from harm. After he heroically rescues: krill covered in swill, a spinner dolphin with her fin caught in a rusty tin, a green turtle caught in a girdle, and a huge humpback with a plastic bottle stuck in her low hole… just to name a few, happily they swim along with him as he frees even more endangered critters.

Yapper gathers and tethers up all the loose garbage which allows he and his friends to have some well-deserved playtime finally.

Now free in the sea they gathered to say,
“Thank you, Yapper, you saved the day.”

The illustrations are wonderful and the message is timely and necessary if we are to clean up and restore the ocean to its natural beauty and cleanliness. I found the rhyming a bit awkward at times and the repetitiveness a bit too long and tedious. I wish Yapper’s friends had pitched in and helped with the cleanup too making it a successful team effort. Overall, the author gets her point across and the book, when shared, will be a meaningful catalyst for a much-needed conversation about being good stewards to our oceans. It would be a meaningful book to have in a classroom or an elementary school library also.

Yapper Review

 

Jun 29, 2019Tony Parsons rated it

Yapper (snapper) loves to play,
All his friends are sick today from the pollution/waste in the ocean.
Will Yapper be able to save his friends?

I did not receive any type of compensation for reading & reviewing this book. While I receive free books from publishers & authors, I am under no obligation to write a positive review. Only an honest one.

A very awesome book cover, great colored pictures & proper font & writing style. A very well written children’s adventure story book. It was very easy for me to read/follow from start/finish & never a dull moment. There were no grammar/typo errors, nor any repetitive or out of line sequence sentences. Lots of exciting scenarios, with several twists/turns & a great set of unique characters to keep track of. This could also make another great children’s adventure movie, an animated cartoon, PP presentation, or better yet a mini TV series. A very easy rating of 5 stars.

Thank you for the free author; Aurora House; BookSends; Amazon Digital Services LLC.;

Yapper review

Jul 11, 2019Teri Griffis rated it

I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This was a fantastic book to explain ocean pollution to young children. My grandkids asked many questions after we read it. Would definitely recommend this book to anyone concerned about animals and pollution. 🐙🐬🐠🐡

Yapper review

Apr 22, 2019Angela Lambkin rated it

What a fun and smart Earth day ebook this is of saving lives!

I liked this ebook that will hopefully educate young and older ones to not be littering our seas, any water sources and our early land with their trash. Also the wonderful images
There were a couple of pages though where the don’t was hard to read as the fonts were camaflaged in the objects and the dark background. So be careful in this area, ok?Nut for the rest of this informative book I felt it should still be awake five star book as well as the other ebook I read of her’s to today.

Yapper review

Jul 15, 2019moxieBK rated it really liked it

Shelves: illustratedlearning-to-read-storiespicture-books

Otto the Otter’s Muddy Puddle (The Rubbish Rebellion Book 2) [Kindle Unlimited] — Chez Rafter (picture book) July 12, 2019

This is the second book I’ve read by this author, and I liked this one a lot more! The rhymes really worked well, and the illustrations were spot on. The story was more subtle in it’s socially-conscious story of ocean pollution. Children as sure to giggle at the silly rhymes while learning a valuable question about keeping our waterways clean. I can’t wait to read the next book in her series.

Otto the Otter review

Jul 06, 2019Sandra Stiles rated it

Shelves: childrenpicture-book

Positive message

This is a wonderful rhyming book about a helpful otter. He teaches the hazards and harmful effects to littering and discarding garbage into our planet’s waters. Great teachable lesson and wonderful pictures. Every parent and grandparent should read his book to their children and grandchildren

Otto the otter review

May 04, 2019Donna rated it it was amazing

This beautiful book is part of The Rubbish Rebellion series for children. Highlighting the impact of littering on wildlife and nature, this series is a set of great stories, beautifully illustrated by Daniela Frongia. I loved this book and would highly recommend it to any parent to read with their children as a great way to highlight our impact on nature whilst enjoying a fantastic tale together too.

Otto the otter review

Review #1: Review by Erin Nicole Cochran

Reviewed By:

Erin Nicole Cochran

Review Rating:

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Reviewed By Erin Nicole Cochran for Readers’ Favorite

Yapper the Unhappy Snapper: The Rubbish Rebellion Book 1 by Chez Rafter is a children’s book designed to educate youngsters about the dangers that can stem from littering. This book specifically centers around Yapper who is a snapper fish and is in the mood to play with his friends but discovers that they are all sick or trapped. He makes it his mission to rescue those he finds along the way and to clean up the garbage that he discovers. The narration is a happy rhyme scheme that is infectious. It has a tone that while informative also creates a story that is vivid. While being educational, it still has a coherent narrative and isn’t a steady stream of preaching.

Chez Rafter’s Yapper the Unhappy Snapper is a children’s book that speaks of the world that we live in and have been living in for some time now, the era of pollution by our own hands. The illustrations by Daniela Frongia are bright and will be sure to keep a child’s attention as the pages turn. I really gravitated to Yapper the Unhappy Snapper because I feel that it is important for children to learn about serious matters so that they can be more aware of the world around them. They should become interested and somewhat invested in helping the planet for future generations. With a great message and delightful characters, this book is a game-changer and a world saver.

Yapper the unhapper snapper review

The Forest Fairies

5.0 10 Oct 2019
Wow, I love this book. With wonderful bright illustrations and catchy verses, I feel this is the author’s best book, and my grandson also liked the other two. This is the third book I’ve purchased in The Rubbish Rebellion series and this book showcases the fairies gathering all the rubbish left behind by tourists. My grandson loved searching for rubbish and also counting the fairies on each page. This book is such a delight to read and gives a great message to children about cleaning up after yourself when you’re outdoors. The author is certainly trying to convey a positive message with her books in raising awareness and helping the planet for future generations. Definitely a must to add to your children’s book collection.

 

the Forest Fairies review

 Saving our planet July 19, 2019

This inspiring rhyming book features an adorable enviornmenally conscious otter who is on a mission to rescue his litter-laden world. His pond is filled with trash and rubble caused by reckless, uncaring humans.

“Full of bottle tops, flip-flops,
paddle pops and tabletops,
lollipops, soda pops,
and even a toy triceratops!”

Oh my! Otto is disgusted with the litter that keeps growing in his pond and realizes his friends need help too. Otto morphs into a superhero fighting the cause of pollution in his pond.

He rescues a crusty shelled clam, a bristled nose rat, a wiry old snake, a whistling duck, a warty coot newt, and a fingernail snail, just to name a few. With determination and a lot of hard work he transforms his precious pond back to its natural state. Hurray for Otto and his brave efforts to meet the crisis head-on! He thoughtfully and methodically collects the rogue trash and drops it into a human garbage can where it belonged in the first place. Great plan Otto! It’s a winning strategy.

The book teaches children the importance of conserving their planet and the creatures that live here. It is book number 2 in the Rubbish Rebellion Series. The illustrations are so well executed and beautiful. They enrich the storyline greatly and resemble an animated cartoon. Kudos to the artist… she nailed it. I wish she had been acknowledged on the cover along with the author. She so deserves recognition for her wonderful work. The book’s message is a call to action encouraging kids ( and adults ) to be good stewards of their world.

Otto the Otter review

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