Tuesday, 26 May 2020

"The Blue Giant" by Katie Cottle (Pavilion Children's Books)

A fabulous, beautiful book about our amazing oceans, Katie Cottle's "The Blue Giant" is out today, from Pavilion Children's Books.

Saving our planet, and the plastic in our oceans is of course a hugely important topic that children are focused on at the moment, and this book brings a gentle story of Coral and her mum who are enjoying a lovely day at the beach, when an urgent plea for help comes - directly from the ocean itself!

It's a giant. A blue giant. It is made of water, fish, and sea plants and has a stirring plea to help clean up the ocean.

Coral and her mom agree to help, donning their scuba-diving outfits and setting off to sea. But they can't do it alone...can they?

This stunning follow-up to Katie Cottle's debut picture book The Green Giant is another entertaining and beautiful eco-tale from the 2017 winner of the Batsford Prize.

It introduces children to the issues of pollution, waste management, and the oceans, with suggestions of lifestyle changes to help clean up our seas.

Sum this book up in a sentence: A gorgeously illustrated book for mini eco warriors, urging us to take better care of our oceans. 

"The Blue Giant" by Katie Cottle will be released in August 2020, published by Pavilion Children's Books (kindly supplied for review).