The idea of ‘The Rubbish Rebellion’ appeared like an epiphany.
When I first started kayaking for fitness on the Gold Coast, the first thing I noticed was a lot of litter in our waterways. I immediately started litter picking the canals and creeks, only to notice more litter the next day. When I found a dead bird tangled in fishing line I felt helpless and I knew that I must do something about this.
“But what can I do?” “How can I be heard?” I asked myself. Education is the key.
With that in mind, I decided to continue writing children’s stories to educate young children and The Rubbish Rebellion book series came to life. ‘Yapper the Unhappy Snapper’ (the first book in my series) brings awareness to young readers about the dangers of what litter can do to marine life in the ocean. Then came Otto the Otters Muddy Puddle then The Forest Fairies.
A fourth book will come out in 2020. We must teach our young children about the danger litter has on wildlife and the environment. Children are never too young to enjoy the magic of books and early education about these global issues is the key to the future of our planet.
My children’s books target ages 1+ years with catchy verse and bright illustrations by Daniela Frongia.