Little Hector and the Big Idea

Little Hector and the Big Idea book coverBy Ruth Paul

Our 0 – 2 Kiwi Book Club pack for October features Little Hector and the Big Idea by New Zealand writer and illustrator Ruth Paul.

In his second adventure, Little Hector takes on a huge challenge – fishing nets and plastic rubbish are endangering his beautiful bay. The situation seems impossible when, suddenly, the tiny dolphin has a big idea…

Little Hector schemes to stop his bay being spoiled with bottles, bags, and dangerous tangling nets in this sparkling sequel to Little Hector and the Big Blue Whale.

Little Hector’s games with his friends keep getting spoilt. When it’s not by dangling, tangling fishing nets, it’s by a mess of plastic trash. He wants to make the bay safe for all the marine creatures to play in again — but how will one little dolphin tackle such a BIG problem?

Find out what we can all do to help keep our coastal waters beautiful and safe for Little Hector and his friends in this delightful sequel to Little Hector and the Big Blue Whale by Ruth Paul, the award-winning author of I am Jellyfish.

“How do we tell young children about the dangers of environmental degradation without scaring them silly? Ruth Paul, 2019 Arts Foundation laureate, has done it with drawings so lively they just about bounce off the page and a story about a dolphin named Little Hector who likes nothing better than to frolic with her ocean friends. It’s Little Hector’s second outing and this time, she’s tackling ocean pollution. While it may be a big problem, Paul’s story shows that small steps make the difference and young readers are given the chance to learn how they can help Little Hector clean up.”

  • Dionne Christian and Zoe Gadd, Weekend Herald

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