Cover Image: An Earth-Bot's Solution to Plastic Pollution

An Earth-Bot's Solution to Plastic Pollution

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I try very hard to read as many books as I can about plastic pollution. I really like this book because it has a little layer of humour underneath it, and is not too "doomsday-y" for little ones. It sends an important message in a very age-appropriate way. I would definitely read this book to my Kindergarten class and to my own children.
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The illustrations in this book are absolutely lovely. I love how the ocean's texture is made out of plastic water bottles and the color scheme is so nice to look at too. It's good to see that Neo finally understands the urgency of why he needs to clean his mess and make less of it too. Even though the depiction of him being more interested in his video game where he's saving the planet from aliens, while actual animals knock on his door for help is kind of sad, it is the bitter truth still. Plastic pollution is a major issue. The approach was good and I think for kindergarteners, it's an easy way to get them introduced to this topic. The reminder to reduce, reuse, recycle at the end sums it up well. I think it could've needed a little more context though, as to why the animals need his help so bad. All in all, a sweet little book with a big message.
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I thought the illustrations were quite sweet but the story was a little disjointed - the text reads as a guide on how young people can be mindful of pollution but the illustrations/beginning of the book suggest a story following a disinterested child's enlightenment to sustainability.
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As a science teacher, this book intrigued me. I teach middle school but am always looking for ways to incorporate children's nonfiction into my curriculum for my ESL students. 

This book would be great as an add on or start to an Earth Day, Pollution, or Biodiversity unit. 
It introduces the idea of ocean pollution in a creative way while also giving the seed to spark ideas on how it is that we as students and people can work to fix plastic pollution in our oceans.
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The contrast between Neo's insistence on saving the Earth through the screen of his videogames and his naivety about how pollution is effecting the Earth right outside his door is highly relatable.  The story does a nice job of recommending calls to action for children to be "earth bots" by introducing ways to recycle and encouraging them to look for small ways they can improve our planet. 

While the premise is truly intriguing, I do feel like the idea of Earth Bots could have been more developed for ease of child comprehension. 


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*Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me an ARC in exchange for my honest review*

The illustrations in this children's book are cute and I like the message that it is ultimately being said. It is simple enough that I believe children will understand the point, even if they may not still want to clean their rooms. I wished that there was a bit more info about the plastic pollution in between some of the scenes rather than at the end of the story, but that is just me being picky. 

I'm definitely getting this for one of my coworker's kiddos.
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I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review via Netgalley. 

Unique, cute illustrations and a story that encourages kids not only to clean their room but to help the earth... how much better can it get? I cant wait to purchase a physical copy for our collection!
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I’m torn between liking and disliking this book. I think it was a good story for kids, but it was kind of boring. I’m happy there’s a book out there to teach them about plastic pollution in our oceans though!
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A very clever and well-pitched look at the problem of plastics in our oceans.  Our hero would find it easy to transfer the cooperative action of his favourite earth-saving video game to the effort of cleaning the seas – if only he would pay attention to all the aquatic critters that literally come knocking at his door for help.  Light and humorous enough to not be a polemic, this has a most welcome approach, and anybody who doesn't respect its intent needs shooting.  With a cabbage, of course.
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