Book Description

Six animal friends decide to clean up their jungle home, make musical instruments from the junk, and start an orchestra.

When six animal friends see their beautiful jungle home covered in trash, they are all shocked and dismayed. But Monkey has a plan to return their home to perfection! What if they collect all the trash, turn it into musical instruments, and start a “junkstrument” orchestra? In this amusing tale told in lyrical and rhyming language, with hilarious made-up words, children will learn the importance of working as a team, not dropping trash, and of reusing and recycling.

  • Lyrical language with rhyming elements and fun made-up words.
  • Teaches children to clean up, reuse, and recycle.
  • Shows friends working as a team and showing ingenuity for a common purpose.

The Author

Richard Turner is an author and Performing Arts teacher in Adelaide South Australia, who supports children’s creative voices through drama and dance. He has directed and choreographed musicals, working with students who can sing and dance way better than he can. Like most people, Richard has to be told to eat his peas, but never has to be told to eat his jellybeans or ice cream. He has been on a skateboard, a rollercoaster, an elephant and a camel. He has also been on a spaceship to the moon, but only in his dreams!

The Illustrator

Giulia Lombardo was born in Florence, Italy on Christmas Eve, 1991. She lives and works in a small studio surrounded by cats, dogs and other animals, as well as her colleague Arianna. Giulia graduated from the Nemo Academy of Digital Arts in 2013, and since then has worked as a children’s book illustrator alongside several international publishers. In her spare time, Giulia builds vintage chicken coops, produces homemade yoghurt and enjoys trekking.

Age Range: 6-11

RRP: $24.99

ISBN: 978-1-76036-112-9

JUVENILE FICTION / Recycling & Green Living
JUVENILE FICTION / Science & Nature / Environment

World rights available, except for Australia, Canada, China, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK and the US.

Book Details
Richard Turner
Giulia Lombardo
21.0 cm in H · 25.5 cm in W · 40 pages
Release Date:
February 2023
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