Wednesday 24 March 2021

The Plastic Throne

The Plastic Throne
by Amani Uduman, illustrated by Kera Bruton (MidnightSun Publishing) HB RRP $24.99 ISBN 9781925227802

Reviewed by Kylie Buckley

When young Denver flushes his unwanted broccoli down the toilet, it provokes a grand idea…. Why doesn’t he flush EVERYTHING he doesn’t want down the toilet? And, so he does! All is well until his wise sister informs him of what happens to the items he flushes. That night, after he goes to bed, the ocean transforms into comical chaos. Feeling terrible, Denver sets out to rectify the situation: however, his new idea may possibly be worse than the one before.

The lively illustrations appear on single and double-page spreads and offer plenty of detail to keep a young audience occupied. The ‘rubber chicken’ endpapers are a highlight.

The Plastic Throne
is a playful narrative about an important issue. The humorous approach will engage readers while highlighting the need to care for our natural environment. This picture book is suited to children aged 5 years and older.

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