Rating - 10/10
I absolutely love these 'Rocket' series books! How adorable are the illustrations?! I first saw this book through my good friend Nicole, and soon after, the illustrator Dapo Adoela actually sent me this incredible children's book all the way from London, UK! My old stomping ground! Sigh* So I of course have to give a massive thanks to Dapo Adeola for sending this gorgeous book to myself and my 4 year old niece! Who by the way, is turning 5 next week! So I thought I would finally post our YouTube review of this book, of which you can watch right here below the written review. :) Yay! But first, let's learn what this beaut book is all about.
About Clean Up!:
Rocket, is off to the islands to visit her grandparents. Her family loves nothing better than to beach comb and surf together...but the beach is clogged with trash! When she finds a turtle tangled in a net, Rocket decides that something must be done! Like a mini Greta Thunberg, our young activist's enthusiasm brings everyone together...to clean up the beach and prevent plastics from spoiling nature. Perfect for fans of Rocket Says Look Up! and Ada Twist, Scientist, this book is for any youngster concerned about our environment. Rocket Says Clean Up! will inspire readers of all ages to dream big and tackle problems head-on.
Firstly, I have to say that my niece Malia, who's opinion is much more important than mine, ADORED this book! She loved all of the illustrations and loved the story as well. For me, I bloody loved this book! It's so so so cute. I also love the whole Rocket Says series, and how educational they all are. I think it's so awesome that this book teaches kids all of these great life lessons and also to care about our planet. I'm a massive climate activist so I loved everything about this book. It teaches kids to clean up after themselves on the beach, and also teaches them of how much our climate has changed over the years, it's sad but it's a fact that kids have to know about.
One of my absolute favorite things about this book was the amazing illustrations. It's so visually stimulating to look at. My favorite character as well in the book was Jamal, haha I feel like we all have a Jamal in our family. I would definitely recommend all kids to own this book. It's so important to care about our beaches and it's important as well for kids to know from a young age, that they are our future and they have to care for our planet. It's a wonderful book and message.
With all that said, let's see what my adorable niece Malia, thought of this great read! Watch our seriously fun 4 minute video below! Thank you to my awesome niece for joining me on all my kids reviews books! and HAPPY 5th BIRTHDAY Malia!! Yayy...xo
Genre: Children's Literature
Pages: 40 Pages
Publication Date: September 1, 2020
Publisher: Random House for Young Readers