A woman with a passion for environmental issues has published a picture book for children about the problems of plastic waste.
Sarah Roberts (25), from Great Eccleston, has created a picture book called “Somebody Swallowed Stanley”.
The aim of the book is to connect children with big environmental topics .
It is about a plastic bag called Stanley and the problems caused when the bag ends up being swallowed by creatures on land and sea.
The picture book comes with a trendy bag for life to encourage people not to use plastic bags.
Sarah studied animal behaviour at UCLan and specialised in shark behaviour.
She said: “I have worked in the conservation industry for quite a while now and the education sector as well.
“I have noticed over the years that there’s sometimes a gap in what’s going on in the science world and what’s making it through to the general public.
“I really enjoy the teaching side of it – part of the way I teach is an interactive style – and I’ve always had a hobby of sketching and drawing.
“This is a subtle and friendly explanation and it offers a solution that we can all do. I am passionate about marine conservation.”
She has published the book under the banner Creature Books and the bag and book are being sold in support of Surfers Against Sewage.
She added: “In order to reach the widest possible audience I am aiming to get this product stocked on supermarket shelves.”
Sarah has a number of other ideas for picture books and hopes each one can be sold in support of a different charity.
She also runs a conservation programme for children called the Bite Project.