These fabulous books are wonderful to read with your little ones, based on true stories with gorgeous illustrations. Each teaches different ways we can help protect wildlife and the environment.
Duffy’s Lucky Escape
Duffy’s Lucky Escape will transport you to a tropical paradise where Duffy the Sea Turtle lives amongst beautiful coral reefs and colourful fish only for Duffy to learn that not all that floats is food. As time is running out Duffy has a lucky escape when kind people step in to save the day. A positive, inspiring, beautifully illustrated true story about the problem of ocean plastics with a happy ending.
Marli’s Tangled Tale
Marli’s Tangled Tale takes you to the cool and green cliffs where Marli the Puffin lives with her soon to hatch egg until one day the excitement of the far away town visits in an unexpected way. As hope starts to fade her tangled tale takes a twist just in time for the surprise waiting for her back at home! A positive, inspiring, beautifully illustrated true story about the problem of balloon releases with a happy ending.
Nelson’s Dangerous Dive
Nelson’s Dangerous Dive goes deep underwater with Nelson the Whale where he discovers a hidden shipwreck and learns that what lurks below may not let you go. As he desperately signals for help, luck is on his side as a group of brave tourists give him the break he needs!
Buddy’s Rainforest Rescue
Buddy's Rainforest Rescue is the fourth book in the highly acclaimed Wild Tribe Heroes series. The engaging story about the global problem of deforestation highlights to children the relationship between humans and wildlife and the dangers animals face in their own natural habitats.
Hunter’s Icy Adventure
Hunters Icy Adventure is the fifth book in the highly acclaimed Wild Tribe Heroes series. The engaging story about the global problem of climate change highlights to children the relationship between humans and wildlife and the dangers animals face in their own natural habitats. Stunning artwork captures the imagination of young readers and brings to life a very real threat to our oceans.
Who are Wild Tribe Heroes?
The Wild Tribe Heroes series of books guides young readers through environmental issues in a gentle and friendly way. It also gives further information to inspire children to make changes to their own and their families lives, such as going plastic free. Books also available in the series are Duffy's Lucky Escape, Nelson's Dangerous Dive and Buddy's Rainforest Rescue. About the Author Ellie Jackson is a mother of four young children and lives by the sea in Looe, Cornwall.
Her first book, Duffy's Lucky Escape, was written after she and her young family saw a turtle called Duffy being released back into the ocean after a year of treatment for ingesting plastic. “My children and I were transfixed by the sight of this beautiful creature being set free, and subsequently visited a turtle hospital on the mainland to find out more. Once my children had made the link between plastics and turtles they were inspired to pick up litter from beaches so that they could help protect turtles and other sea life.” In this way, Ellie, an environmental scientist who taught geography for six years, conceived her idea to use children’s books as a way of educating young people about the threat to sea life of our dependence on plastic.
Since then Ellie has gone on to write three more books Marli's Tangled Tale, Nelson's Dangerous Dive and Buddy's Rainforest Rescue. The Wild Tribe Heroes books have received personal letters of congratulations from Sir David Attenborough and Prince Charles who are both extremely concerned about the issue of ocean plastics and are doing everything they can to help raise awareness. The books have been featured on the BBC, in The Guardian, Mail on Sunday and Huffington Post as well as numerous local newspapers, radio and TV and also featured in international podcasts, blogs and press.