Anne Helen Donnelly, Ori’s Clean-Up, Anne Helen Donnelly, June 19 2018, 32 pp., $24.99 (hbk), ISBN: 9780646984131
Ori the Octopus shares a very important message to young children about the responsibility of humans and their impact upon the world.
Anne Helen Donnelly’s book introduces the concepts of reducing, reusing and recycling through the story of Ori and his sea friends. While working as a team to try a new strategy, Ori and his friends have fun while suggesting ideas and singing new jingles to match.
‘Scoop, scoop, scoop the plastic bags, and use fabric bags.’
It is now more than ever that children need to be introduced to environmental sustainability and our role as caretakers of the world, responsible for the future of the wildlife surrounding us.
Clean Up Australia highlights the role model qualities of Ori and his friends who remind us all to take action for change; no matter how young we are.
‘This made their home a healthier place, now and for later.’
Reviewed by Raquel Mayman