Preserve our one and only home!
Juma and his grandfather, Babu Ali, went fishing. But they discovered loads of flip-flops and other plastic waste when they arrived at the shore. Babu Ali sat in the shade with disappointment while Juma played with the trash, and he said the floating flip-flops resembled small boats. Then Juma suggested making flip-flop boats and racing them. Babu Ali laughed, but then he changed his mind. Hint - they are a family of master boatbuilders. What did he think?
We chose this book based on its blurb. We enjoy books that discuss ways to protect the environment. The book tells the story of a young boy and his grandfather who start with a small idea, involve the community, and turn it into a meaningful movement for the region. The illustrations are stunning and help the story flow more smoothly.
Every significant change begins with one person, and Flipflopi by Linda Ravin Lodding and Dipesh Pabari, with stunning illustrations by Michael Machira Mwangi, tells one such heartwarming story that sowed the seeds of a plastic revolution in East Africa.
Originally published: 2023
Author: Linda Ravin Lodding and Dipesh Pabari
Illustrator: Michael Machira Mwangi
Rating basis (of 5.0): Story (5.0), Characters (5.0) Writing Style (4.5), Illustrations (5.0) & Ease (5.0)
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