Review: The Carbon-Neutral Adventures of the Indefatigable Enviroteens by First Dog on the Moon

Political Cartoonist First Dog on the Moon has turned his hand to writing graphic novels ... and its a cracker. Meet the Enviroteens, Binky aka the Monotreme, Worried Norman who was once bitten by a radioactive croissant and now turns into superhero Pastry Person when needed and Letitia a wombat and genius inventor. Together, the group are determined to thwart their enemy--Single Use Plastic Brendan who has an evil plot to destroy the world's turtles. But when they go to battle, the Enviroteens soon discover that there is something else, something far more sinister going on ...

This graphic novel was a lot of fun. Full of plenty of First Dog on the Moon humour (I love how Senator Ian the Climate Denialist Potato was incorporated into the plot,) this one has the characters go on a far fetched adventure, while incorporating some scientific truths into various parts of the story. I found myself laughing out loud and smiling at various moments--in particular an image of a shark riding a scooter across a more or less impossible path left me with a big smile on my face. Along with a certain unfortunate typo on the moon.

This one is a fresh, and funny, look at climate change that will no doubt be enjoy by First Dog on the Moon fans irrespective of age. Better yet, a portion of publisher Allen & Unwin's profits will be donated to School Strike For Climate Action, an important cause that helps school children think more deeply about Climate Change.


This book was read for the Aussie Author Challenge 2020


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