THE WILD TRIBE HEROES CHILDREN'S BOOK SERIES
The Wild Tribe Heroes is the no.1 Children’s book series on ocean plastics.
The heroes of the books - Duffy the Sea Turtle, Marli the Puffin and Nelson the Whale- are all Wild Tribe Heroes. Their tales were inspired by their real stories so that they can teach children about ocean plastics in a positive and inspiring way.
These books make story time an educational adventure about the sea, its inhabitants, and the global problem of plastic pollution in the planet's oceans. They teach children about more than the dangers. They also help them understand the importance of looking after our environment, and how they can help all in a fun and friendly way, with ideas and activities which reinforce the story's message that this is a planet for all and that the sea creatures have feelings too.
Duffy’s Lucky Escape
A perfect story for your own little Wild Tribe Hero, this inspiring and gentle book is the first in the Wild Tribe Heroes series and is based on a true story. Duffy’s Lucky Escape will transport you to a tropical paradise where Duffy the Sea Turtle lives amongst beautiful coral reefs and colourful fish only for Duffy to learn that not all that floats is food. As time is running out Duffy has a lucky escape when kind people step in to save the day. A positive, inspiring, beautifully illustrated true story about the problem of ocean plastics with a happy ending.
Learn how turtles confuse plastics for food - Help children to understand the link between plastic and wildlife Ideas for the future and how children can help - Perfect for a bedtime story and to share with your school - Great for parents, grandparents, preschool and primary school.
Marli’s Tangled Tale
Marli’s Tangled Tale takes you to the cool and green cliffs where Marli the Puffin lives with her soon to hatch egg until one day the excitement of the faraway town visits in an unexpected way. As hope starts to fade her tangled tale takes a twist just in time for the surprise waiting for her back at home! A positive, inspiring, beautifully illustrated true story about the problem of balloon releases with a happy ending.
Following on from the success of Duffy’s Lucky Escape, the first book in the Wild Tribe Heroes series, Marli’s Tangled Tale is the engaging story of the relationship between the actions of humans and wildlife and the dangers they face in their own natural habitats.
Marli’s Tangled Tale is perfect as a bedtime story or to share with your school or preschool - It is an engaging story based on the true tale of a little puffin who becomes entangled in balloon litter - Learn how balloon releases can harm our animals and birds - Help children to understand the link between plastic and wildlife - Suggests fun alternatives to balloon releases for children to try - Perfect for a bedtime story and to share with your school - Great for parents, grandparents, preschool and primary school.
Nelson’s Dangerous Dive
Nelson’s Dangerous Dive goes deep underwater with Nelson the Whale where he discovers a hidden shipwreck and learns that what lurks below may not let you go. As he desperately signals for help, luck is on his side as a group of brave tourists give him the break he needs!
The third book in the Wild Tribe Heroes series, Nelson’s Dangerous Dive is the engaging story of the relationship between the actions of humans and wildlife and the dangers they face in their natural habitats.
Nelson’s Dangerous Dive is perfect as a bedtime story or to share with your school or preschool - It is an exciting story based on the real events after a humpback whale became entangled in ghost fishing nets - Learn how ghost nets can harm our animals and birds - Help children to understand the link between plastic and wildlife - Explains what ghost nets are and how we can all help - Perfect for a bedtime story and to share with your school - Great for parents, grandparents, preschool and primary school.
About the Author
Ellie Jackson is a mother of four young children who has written a series of books to help educate children about the impact of plastics on ocean ecosystems.
Ellie lives by the sea in Looe, Cornwall, and wrote her first book after living on Magnetic Island in the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, during which time, she and her young family saw a turtle called Duffy being released back into the ocean after a year of treatment for ingesting plastic. “My children and I were transfixed by the sight of this beautiful creature being set free, and subsequently visited a turtle hospital on the mainland to find out more. Once my children had linked plastics and turtles they were inspired to pick up litter from beaches so that they could help protect turtles and other sea life.”
In this way, Ellie conceived her idea to use children’s books as a way of educating young people about the threat to sea life of our dependence on plastic.
About the Illustrators
Liz Oldmeadow illustrated Duffy’s Lucky Escape and is a multi-award-winning illustrator and photographer from Port Stephens, a coastal town in NSW, Australia. Liz has always felt a deep connection to the environment and completed a Bachelor of Natural History Illustration at the University of Newcastle in 2007. Liz has been working as an illustrator and photographer for more than ten years, drawing inspiration from Australian wildlife and landscapes.
Laura Callwood is a self-taught artist and mother of two boys living in Cornwall, and she has had a passion for art from a very young age, enjoying all mediums and styles of painting and drawing. Laura began working professionally in portraiture after the birth of her eldest son eight years ago but has been working in illustration in more recent years. Laura finds great inspiration in nature, from the wild and windy moors to the beautiful coastal landscapes near her home. Drawing enables Laura to express herself while conveying vital messages about the importance of looking after our environment. With illustration, this can be done in a gentle and thoughtful way that is easy for children to understand.