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Reviewed by Pikasho Deka for Readers' Favorite
Poppy's Purpose to Prevent Pollution is a short, fun-filled adventure tale by Melissa Kay Moore aimed at raising awareness about the preservation and protection of oceanic ecosystems amongst kids. Poppy, a harbor porpoise, enjoys her ocean life swimming and playing with her sea friends; Terry, a sassy sea turtle, and Clay, a brilliant blue crab. One fine day, after having tons of fun playing tag with her friends, Poppy is hungry. While searching for food, Poppy and her friends come across plastic bottles, straws, bags, face masks, and all kinds of non-sea things floating in the water. A plastic straw injures Terry's nose, and the friends find themselves surrounded by garbage. Now, Poppy and Clay wait as Terry swims to the shore to seek humans' help to get the straw out of his nose.
Author Melissa Kay Moore tells a merry adventure tale with some vital lessons on the conservation of oceanic wildlife. Filled with imaginative illustrations, colorful characters, and humorous dialogue, Poppy's Purpose to Prevent Pollution is an entertaining short story for kids that sheds light on one of the most significant environmental issues humans are facing today. Poppy is the main protagonist, a lovable porpoise who can't get enough playtime to spend with her friends, Terry the sea turtle and Clay the crab. The friendship and the humorous back and forth between the three form the bedrock of the narrative. I thoroughly enjoyed Poppy's Purpose to Prevent Pollution. Books like these help raise awareness about environmental issues amongst children at a young age. Highly recommended.