Written and illustrated by Danny Snell
Seagull loves to fly. It makes her heart sing. But when she gets caught in a tangle of fishing line on the beach, Seagull can only watch as birds fly effortlessly above. What can she do? Seagull provides a powerful, positive message about the conservation of our environment and the preservation of our wildlife.
Joint Winner of the Wilderness Society’s 2016 Environment Award for Children’s Literature – Picture Book Category
from Teacher Notes by Janet McLean, June 2015:“The story contains an obvious environmental message, and as Danny says, highlights that everything we do and make has an impact on our environment and the creatures that surround us. While researching the book Danny went for a number of walks along the beaches around The Coorong (in South Australia) as well as suburban beaches. He says, “The amount of rubbish that I saw (once I started looking) was incredible. We produce so much waste and much of that ends up in our oceans and on our beaches. Fish, birds and sea mammals often mistake this rubbish for food and try to eat it. Or they get tangled up in ropes and fishing lines’ “.