Jelly-Boy

  • Nicole Godwin and Christopher Nielsen
  • Walker Books
  • 2020
  • ISBN: 9781760651237

RRP: $24.99 $19.99 (Inc. GST)

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Description

NOTABLES, 2021 CHILDREN’S BOOK COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDS, PICTURE BOOK

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 bag 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 encourage dialogue around an important issue.

Tackles a hot-button environmental issue in an unexpected, non-didactic accessible way and includes a facts page at the back of the book. Children as young as three years old are learning about the dangers of plastic in our oceans.
A story that does something we hope every book will do: encourages us to look at an issue from a different perspective.

About the author

Nicole shines a light on environmental and animal rights issues through captivating picture books that engage readers and help to create a generation of thoughtful, committed and compassionate individuals. With topics ranging from a jellyfish falling in love with a plastic bag (Jelly-Boy) to ocean conservation (Billie) and elephants being used to entertain tourists (Ella), Nicole’s books are striking a cord with children, families and teachers.

About the illustrator

Christopher Nielsen is inspired by his love of vintage design. His work has been acknowledged by The AGDA Awards, 3×3, 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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