With pictures from the illustrator behind Last Week Tonight’s A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, this delightfully punny story about ocean life, conservation, and cooperation is perfect for sparking conversations in the classroom and at home.
Walt is a proud lobstah whose greatest dream is winning the annual Swell Gahdens contest. But year after year that honor always goes to his chowdah-head neighbor Milton. One day, when heaps of gahbage show up in their yahds, the rival lobstahs must join forces to save their beloved gahdens from the trash floating down from above.
Our oceans are beautiful, colorful, diverse ecosystems that are home to over a million species of underwater creatures. Unfortunately, humans are putting our friends under the sea at risk by polluting Earth’s oceans daily. Lobstah Gahden will help kids understand the importance of conservation, and additional backmatter about sea life and pollution will give readers practical ways they can help preserve our oceans.
My Review: 4 Out of 5 Stars
An adorable book with two Lobstah from Boston. They even have the Boston accent. One of the lobsters is blue, which makes him very rare. The two lobsters are neighbors and they have beautiful gardens that they always compete every year to win the best garden in the ocean. Of course Milton always wins the trophy, while not really putting so much effort like Walter does. They are always arguing. One day each of their gardens start getting different trash littering their garden. They each believe it’s the other trying to mess up their garden. What they soon realize it’s a human busy throwing all of his trash to ruin the ocean and it’s living creatures. They team up and teach him a lesson. I love the illustrations and the Boston accent was an added bonus. The author added a glossary, references, and lobster knowledge. Kids will enjoy this book. Great to teach them not to pollute our oceans.
Author Biography https://www.allibrydon.com/
Alli Brydon is a children’s book author and lifelong New Yorker who moved to the south of England with her family in 2018. She really likes to draw, and dreams about illustrating children’s books one day. Her favorite place is the beach, but the mountains constantly call to her. Alli has the sense of humor of a 7-year-old. And she will never ever kill a spider.
Myths and Legends of the World, Alli’s first fiction book for children, published in October 2019 with Lonely Planet Kids. Her wicked ah-some Boston-themed picture book Lobstah Gahden comes out in April 2021 with Sourcebooks eXplore. She has fiction and nonfiction books forthcoming with Amazon/Two Lions, Disney, Macmillan, and National Geographic Kids.
Alli is also a freelance children’s book editor, with nearly 15 years of experience nurturing authors and illustrators to improve their craft and create outstanding children’s books. You can find her editor site at www.allibrydoncreative.com.