With pictures from the illustrator behind Last Week Tonight's A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, this delightfully punny story about ocean life, conservation, and cooperation is perfect for sparking conversations in the classroom and at home.
Walt is a proud lobstah whose greatest dream is winning the annual Swell Gahdens contest. But year after year that honor always goes to his chowdah-head neighbor Milton. One day, when heaps of gahbage show up in their yahds, the rival lobstahs must join forces to save their beloved gahdens from the trash floating down from above.
Our oceans are beautiful, colorful, diverse ecosystems that are home to over a million species of underwater creatures. Unfortunately, humans are putting our friends under the sea at risk by polluting Earth's oceans daily. Lobstah Gahden will help kids understand the importance of conservation, and additional backmatter about sea life and pollution will give readers practical ways they can help preserve our oceans.
About the Author
Alli Brydon is a children's book author and lifelong New Yorker who moved to the south of England with her family in 2018. Her favorite place is the beach, but the mountains constantly call to her. Alli has the sense of humor of a 7-year-old. And she will never ever kill a spider. Her wicked ah-some Boston-themed picture book Lobstah Gahden published in April 2021 with Sourcebooks eXplore, and she has books forthcoming with Amazon/Two Lions, Disney, Macmillan, and National Geographic Kids.
GERALD KELLEY (aka EG KELLER) is the illustrator of the New York Times #1 bestseller, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, and the picture book His Royal Dogness, Guy the Beagle: The Rebarkable True Story of Meghan Markle’s Rescue Dog. As Gerald Kelley, he illustrated documentarian Ken Burns’ New York Times bestselling book, Grover Cleveland, Again!, and wrote and illustrated the picture book, Please Please the Bees, which won the 2017 Frances and Wesley Bock Book Award for Children’s Literature and was read aloud for Storyline Online by Rashida Jones. Keller lives in Colorado with his husband.
"Puns galore plus Boston accents give this playful book plenty of character along with its valuable message about pollution." — Melissa Taylor, Imagination Soup
"Brydon and Keller have climbed over troubled waters to deliver a comical and educational story... A good read-aloud conservation story sure to entertain students dipping their toes into aquatic environmentalism.
" — School Library Journal
"[Such] a fun book with a bigger purpose... What a great way to teach kids about pollution and littering and how they can help." — Youth Services Book Review