Leo and the Plastic-collecting Submarine (Hardcover)
Leo's mother is an inventor, and when she builds a submarine to collect plastics under the ocean, Leo is eager to go along. But what should they do with the plastics they collect? Playful text and illustrations introduce young children to an environmental problem in an optimistic way. Leo and his mother appear to be Caribbean islanders; the book sends a message of self-determination and local problem-solving.
Diego Chaves is a native of Brazil. This is the first picture book he has written and the third he has illustrated.