Another intriguing and intricately detailed picture book from Kim Michelle Toft is Coral Sea Dreaming. ⠀
Take a plunge under the water and meet many amazing animals who live amongst the Coral of the Great Barrier Reef. ⠀
Learn about why we need to take care of this world heritage listed wonder. ⠀
Learn more about the animals who call the reef their home and know that if the reef is destroyed by mining, climate change, pollution, over fishing or greed that they too will disappear. ⠀
Kim Michelle Toft shows her passion for raising awareness about the GBR in all her books and this one is no exception. ⠀
Norah Colvin has written an amazing and insightful blog post on this book – take a look here: http://www.readilearn.com.au/preserving-worlds-oceans-coral-sea-dreaming/
So what can you do?
Explore the techniques used by Kim Michelle Toft and recreate your own images of endangered sea creatures of the GBR.
Literacy through science
Write your own poem using rhyme that highlights the importance of coral. Explore why we need coral and which animals would not be alive if we did not have any coral in our oceans.
How do each of our actions effect the GBR? Make a list of the actions you are going to change (water usage, chemicals you put down the drain, amount of times you drive instead of walking)
Why do we need the coral reef? List all of the different reasons why we need this great natural wonder.
How can we talk to the government so that they take action and halt any further mining in this area?
What might the future look like without the GBR?