Benny Bungarra’s Big Bush Clean-Up by Sally Morgan and Ambelin Kwaymullina

This picture book’s focus is on the ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’ slogan. The story explicitly shows the problems animals can encounter when rubbish is left in the natural environment in which they live; like getting stuck in plastic bottles or entangled in fishing line.

It teaches how to recycle rubbish into handy everyday items, cut down on rubbish and to recycle responsibly by using bins.

Coming from more of a non-fiction base, this is a good introduction to these issues for very young children and it also emphasis’s human responsibility towards animals and nature.

The illustrations are bright and colourful, in a contemporary indigenous style.

Snake in bottle

 This book will be a great conversation starter for young readers about current and crucial environmental themes.

Also coincidentally – would be a great book to talk to children about the current:        ‘Plastic Free July Campaign.’


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