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The Tale of the Toothbrush

The Tale of a Toothbrush: A Story of Plastic in Our Oceans

Published: 1 Feb 2020

Paperback / softback, 32 pages

Recommended for age 3+ and 5+

By M. G. Leonard

Illustrated by Daniel Rieley

Published by Walker Books Ltd

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Children use their toothbrush each morning and evening and get new ones every few months.

That's billions of toothbrushes! What happens to them all when they're no longer needed? And if toothbrushes take thousands of years to break down, what does that mean for our planet? With a fun cast of plastic characters, from pirate-ship bottles to dancing shampoos, and even an inquisitive albatross, The Tale of a Toothbrush is a positive and heart-warming story to help children explore the impact their choices have on our planet.

Tagged environment , everyday materials , oceans , plastic and pollution

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An easy-purchase topic pack of children's books to support the topic Everyday Materials. You can purchase individual titles or the full collection.

  • The Glassmaker's Daughter
  • Nano
  • The Tale of a Toothbrush: A Story of Plastic in Our Oceans
  • Let's Build a House
  • The Tindims and the Ten Green Bottles
  • Wood
  • Rock
  • Plastic
  • Water
  • Ways Into Science: Everyday Materials
  • A House in the Woods