Learn about the problem of single-use plastic—and what to do about it. On his birthday, Nick challenges his friends to spend the day without using any single-use plastic. This means they bring their own cloth bags, say no thanks to plastic straws, and decorate with paper streamers instead of balloons. Most importantly, the five friends learn to say NO to plastic! The seventh title in a series, this book will prime readers for a No-Plastic Challenge of their own!


  • Winner, Skipping Stones Honor List, Skipping Stones Magazine 2020
  • Winner, Green Earth Book Award, The Nature Generation 2020


... fun as well as purposeful.

- Booklist

At a time of heightened awareness of plastic pollution in the ocean, adults will welcome this introduction.

- Kirkus Reviews

A light-handed yet substantial guide to mindful resource usage.

- Publishers Weekly

A must-have for classrooms and libraries . ..

- The Calgary Herald

Cheerful illustrations and diverse characters help kids picture themselves making planet-friendly choices about plastics . ..

- Hakai Magazine

... fun . ..

- CM Magazine