ABOUT THE BOOKCan a smelly monster threaten a town? Or tiny creatures organise a river clean-up? Polythene bags, glass bottles and sheets of paper need new looks and a homesick mudskipper tells stories about his mangrove home. The Disappearing Beach and Other Nature Stories is a collection of nine tales about problems affecting our environment and with useful clues on how to tackle them.
- Each short story in this book focuses on environmental issues we face today – from recycling and waste disposal to natural phenomena and disappearing habitats.
- The stories are accompanied with colourful illustrations – nothing spectacular, but they break up the text nicely.
- While teaching through stories is a great idea, the stories themselves are rather tame and simplistic.
- The writing is lacklustre and most of the stories are set in contexts that make it convenient for adults to lecture children on environmental issues.