Dr Sue Pillans has always been drawn to the ocean and as an Aussie marine scientist and artist she specialises in creative and visual communications to “Picture your ideas”. Sue’s deep devotion for the ocean is also shared by her alter ego, Dr Suzie Starfish, an Australian children’s author/illustrator (‘Authorstrator’). Dr Suzie Starfish uses the art of marine science and storytelling to engage, educate and excite children about the wonders of our living oceans. As a children’s ‘Authorstrator’ she loves to use information and illustration to inspire the imagination and bring her sea stories to life through words and pictures – with a big splash of ocean optimism!
“Cranky Frankie and the oceans of trash” is the second in the series of children’s picture books by Dr Suzie Starfish, which draws attention to important ocean issues and offers messages of science, solutions and hope, following her debut picture book, “The Great Barrier Thief” which illustrated the impacts of climate change on the Great Barrier Reef. By diving into her stories Dr Suzie Starfish wants to empower our future ocean stewards (our children) that they can to be the change they want to ‘sea’ in the world.