Plato, an eco-warrior, and part-time plumber fixes watery problems like leaking taps, but he also fixes grumpy people with jokes or a smile spray. His tool kit is legendary.
Despite ferals along the creek bank, Plato is on call to help Zanzibar and his family who are renovating their old creekside house.
Lively and colourful illustrations are interspersed throughout the story.
Aimed at those interested in imaginative problem solving, this book will appeal to boys and girls, keen on animals, nature or wildlife. And it also asks watery questions about climate issues, such as drought.
Plato the Platypus Plumber is a great book. I like how the part-time platypus is named Plato (after the Greek thinker) The smile spray was a good idea because it actually worked. I need some of it at my house sometimes. When Dad blocked the toilet it was funny.
Beautifully illustrated by John Petropoulos, I believe this is his first picture book so congratulations and brilliantly done. Hazel Edwards never disappoints; this book is great for the primary school as well as under 5’s as there is so much to get out of it afterwards in discussions and activities. I confess to a soft spot for Plato.
Plato The Platypus Plumber is just calling out to be shared with kids. Schools will love it, as it supports studies on water, Australian animals, and jobs that people do. I think boys will be especially attracted to the plumbing details and Plato's encounter with sludge, 'the yucky stuff'. It's also a perfect book for following up with creative ideas for water play.