Sarah’s passion shines in picture book for children

Sarah Roberts with her book 'Somebody Swallowed Stanley'.
Sarah Roberts with her book 'Somebody Swallowed Stanley'.
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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.