A selection of book reviews and articles...
Captain Green and the Tree Machine
Book review - Captain Green And The Tree Machine by Julia Wills, Armadillo Magazine, U.K.
"Bookless’ affecting prose is brilliantly complemented by Deeptown’s bright, bold illustrations. I particularly loved the gorgeous orangutan! The pictures are thought provoking and create lots of discussion points for the children and adults who choose to share this book.
From the beautiful end papers, which tell a story themselves, through the clever story and the practical information at the end, this book has the ability to turn children into mini-superheroes for the planet. Endorsed by the Rainforest Trust, WeForest, One Tree Planted and Stand For Trees, this book brims with love, wisdom and humour. It is a book that deserves to be in every classroom, library and home."
Bring the Captain in the classroom - Lit Links blog by Patricia Newman
ideas for educators to show their students ways to help protect ancient rainforests and endangered species.
Book review - Pippa Chorley
"I absolutely love the fact that this book puts children at the center of the resolution, rather than the Captain and empowers them to do their bit to help save the planet, one tree at a time!"
Book review - Bookbairn
"This is a brilliant book about a superhero kid who zips all round the planet saving creatures at the peril of plastic. A very poignant story ... that is well crafted, brilliantly illustrated and with a message that we first need to Reduce, then Reuse and then Recycle. A brilliant one for classrooms and schools - this one is going on our “classroom essentials” list!"
Book review - Matthew C. Winner, Your Next Read Aloud
"I was blown away by how light and fun the story maintained while also showing animals, beaches, and oceans in real peril. It took the overwhelming and made change manageable. Solid eco-friendly choice!"
Book review - Earther / Gizmodo
"Captain Green is the new superhero who could convince your kids to ditch plastic."
Book review - Book Monsters
"...beautifully written and cleverly plotted. Danny Deeptown’s illustrations are bright and colourful with lots of brilliant little details, giving the pictures interest and entertainment value."
Book review - Readers' Favorite Book Reviews
"The author tackles a relevant topic with finesse and helps young readers understand that they just need to be human to save the Earth... Charming and delightful illustrations."
Interview - Freak Sugar
"Captain Green and the Plastic Scene is the perfect book to teach children and adults about how they can be better caretakers of the planet."
Book Review - The Nature Book Nook
"Highly recommended for families or teachers wishing to instill in their kids or students an appreciation for our environment."
Book Review - Vivian Kirkfield
"Fun-filled cartoon-like illustrations will make this a favorite with kids who love to read and also with kids who don’t."