Reading Level: 1-2
Interest Level: 1-3
Every year, the world's oceans are inundated with plastic from everyday items young readers likely recognize, such as toys and plastic bags. The oceans are not the only environments impacted as microplastics have recently been found in about every place on Earth! This intriguing title is here to help young readers understand the serious problems of plastic pollution and how it is shaping their world. With the help of a simple diagram, early readers will learn about how microplastics are working their way up through food chains to impact animals of all shapes and sizes—including people. This empowering title also delves into innovations to tackle plastic pollution, such as machines created to collect it from the oceans. It additionally offers ideas for readers to take action, including by using alternative products such as bamboo toothbrushes and finding creative ways to reuse plastic. Lively full-color photographs and enlightening fact boxes on every dynamically designed spread are sure to keep readers engaged in content that aligns with Common Core science curricula.