The Big Beach Cleanup By Charlotte Offsay & Illustrated By Katie Rewse

Back of Book:
Cora is excited to enter the local sandcastle-building contest―until the contest is canceled due to litter at the beach. Determined to help save their favorite place, Cora and Mama get to work picking up the single-use plastics that have washed onto the shore. It will take more than four hands to clean up the beach, but Cora is just getting started.
My Review:
I received a copy of this picture book from Albert Whitman Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
“The Big Beach Cleanup” by Charlotte Offsay showcases the importance of taking care of the earth. Cora has been looking forward to the Crystal Beach Sandcastle competition. Unfortunately, the event gets canceled because the beach is sand is covered in litter. Discouraged, Cora enlists the help of her family to clean up the trash on the beach the problem is, they need more hands to help. Cora enlists the help of her community, and together they finally have enough hands to clean up the beach. The illustrations by Katie Rewse are filled with bright, cheerful images that allow readers to feel like they are at the beach. The back of the book encourages readers to make small changes that will help the planet. “The Big Beach Cleanup” is an inspirational story that shows readers that they can all use their hands to make a difference in the environment.
Ages 5 and up
32 Pages

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