This story was created and inspired by a dream, enjoying life, on the Island of Borneo in West Malaysia. Each morning would commence with a leisurely stroll along the beautiful Tanjung Aru Beach, Kota Kinabalu. Peaceful, with almost perfectly flat waters every day this beautiful beach and its surrounding scenery was just breathtaking. Except for one thing! Copious amounts of household garbage washed ashore with every high tide. From cooking utensils to disposable nappies and everything in between. We would carry a large bag and pickup the trash on our way back, only to see the same amount there again the next day. Many of the waterways are occupied by people living in stilt houses "homes built above the water." With no services available to them they use the ocean as a dumping ground.
The "Billy and Sophie" series of books are beautifully written and illustrated to capture the youngest of minds. With their simple and important storylines it is hoped that the information will become second nature to young children and they will grow up with the knowledge of how to care and respect the environment and all living creatures.
A great book that subtly teaches a very important message to kids. It has become a nightly read for my 3-year-old, she loves it and she is now telling other about how important it is for the animals that we pick up our rubbish! Well done Sue, hope to see more Billy and Sophie stories in the future.
Captivating and educational
My 8 year old loves this book! Bright, colourful and engaging. Highly recommend for any primary school aged children and a must have for any library. Looking forward to the author's next release.
Fantastic teaching resource!!
A wonderful story to teach young children about pollution and its effects on marine life. I would highly recommend this book to teachers and families who want to educate future generations about how they can help make our world a better place.
Excellent educational reading
A beautiful, carefully written children's book with an important environmental message.
This would make a fabulous book for any child's library.
Wonderful book, with beautiful colourful illustrations and lovely story about protecting our marine environment. Great way to teach our children about the environment as they learn to read.
A lovely book
Beautiful, engaging book for children. It contains bright illustrations with relatable characters whilst educating the importance of caring for our environment. Kids will love this!
Amazing and engaging
Beautifully illustrated story capturing the amazing understanding level between children and our sea creatures and how our sea friends can easily become disabled by human acts.
Changing habits that make our sea creatures happy can shape our future.
Great book for educators to read to children.
It's on my mind
I saw it, I informed myself, then i ordered some books. One for my 5 year old granddaughter starting school and one to send to Switzerland. They are in the right age for comprehending towards their future for a healthier Planet Earth, especially where we have failed to care for our environment.