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The latest Captain Green adventure -

Captain Green and the Tree Machine

The second Captain Green adventure story

Winner of BEST PICTURE BOOK at Singapore Book Awards 2021

Illustrated by Danny Deeptown

Published by Marshall Cavendish, 2021

Click here for the cover reveal with author Tara Lazar.



Captain Green is back and this time he’s creating a gadget to help save the planet. As he fine-tunes his invention, disaster strikes. Hornbill’s tree has been chopped down and there’s tree trouble for Elephant and Orangutan too. Captain Green scrambles to finish his invention - a TREE MACHINE - and zooms to the rescue! ZAP! ZOOP! ZINK! Trees pop up all around until… BANG! Oh no! How will Captain Green save the animals now?

Includes back matter with facts about deforestation and ways for young and old superhumans to help.


"CAPTAIN GREEN AND THE TREE MACHINE has all of the unstoppable energy and front-and-center urgency of CAPTAIN GREEN AND THE PLASTIC SCENE, with the same bright and eye-catching illustrations, (not to mention the same great puns). Great pick for young eco warriors and climate justice advocates." -  Matthew C. Winner, The Children's Podcast

"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." - Armadillo Magazine

"The story exudes a cartoon-like playfulness but with a serious intent to educate and inspire children about the need to keep our world green. Young children will enjoy Captain Green's superhero energy and enthusiasm as well as his urgent message. With large, noisy words ("ZOOOP!" "WHOOSH!" "BANG!") spread across the pages full of lively, colorful details, it will be easy to engage listeners. The back matter contains a page of "Captain Green's Green Facts" about the role trees play in the planet's health and a page of suggestions for what can be done to reduce our dependence on products made from trees." School Library Journal 

"A child-friendly environmental message with an emphasis on teamwork. 'Light-hearted,' 'appealing' and 'engaging.'" - Kirkus reviews.

Fun, engaging, and eye-opening, this book does an incredible job teaching young readers the importance of keeping our forests standing so that they can continue to support life - animal and human - now and in the future. The back matter is the perfect finishing touch, showing kids what they can do in their day-to-day lives to 'Keep It Green.'” – Michael Radomir, Executive Director, Stand For Trees


"A beautiful, informative way to educate the next generation about the importance of ending deforestation. Children of today are our future, and books like this will help inspire them to protect our world and its species." – Rainforest Trust    


"A very sweet and important story that not only helps kids understand the impact of deforestation on wildlife, but also the power of making a positive difference when we come together for sustainability." – Diana Chaplin, Canopy Director at One Tree Planted



Captain Green and the Tree Machine is an engaging story for young children who learn that trees are truly superheroes. This is a great way to inspire children and families to join together to protect and restore the world's forests.” – WeForest



Book trailer:

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