For a generation of children who are already passionate about sustainability…
“As a child I had just a handful of hand-me-down toys … Never did it cross my mind that we would discard these treasured toys for new ones. On having my own children I discovered how ‘disposable’ and short lived 21st century toys are and wanted to capture the nostalgia associated with the quality toys of past times.”
– Author Stef Gemmill, on her motivation for writing Toy Mountain
Reducing our Mountains
Toy Mountain outlines the plastic waste crisis in a way that is simple for children to understand and shows them how they can help. It empowers children to take sustainability into their own hands, and their parents, through their toy purchases. This is a vitally important message in a world where we generate 6.3 billion tonnes of plastic each year, 79% of which goes into landfill.
All while having fun!
Tough topics don’t always need to be depicted seriously to make an impact.
“I have created colourful and vibrant illustrations that bring atmosphere, joy and adventure to the story. I particularly wanted to depict the wonders of childhood and create a window into the world as a child sees it: bright colours and an innocent sense of fun.”
– Illustrator Katherine Hall