Penguin Random House Children's Book-The Last Straw
ABOUTTHE LAST STRAW
Meet Sippy, the world’s last plastic straw
Sippy, a plastic straw who was used once and then discarded, worries what will happen to him when he realizes he can’t be recycled. As he flies, floats, and flutters around the planet, he meets animals who are struggling with the plastic problem. He chats with a raccoon with a six-pack ring around his neck, a cardinal whose nest is made entirely of junk, turtles who confuse grocery bags with food, a hermit crab forced to live in a plastic cap, and a startled duck who runs around with a chip bag on her head. Finally, Sippy is swallowed by a hungry whale who is dining on ocean trash! Just when all hope seems lost, he skyrockets to freedom and calls out “Together we can fix this! Let’s clean our world–let’s try!”
Parents and teachers of children 7 to 10 years old can use Sippy’s colorful adventure–based on real examples of animals in our environment–to raise awareness about the impacts of plastics on nature and to teach children about alternatives to single-use plastics.
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