Sunny and Mayo
by Rohan Draper
Nine-year-old Sunny lives with his parents in a small New South Wales town, Collie. The town is mostly farmland, with less trees but a lot of fresh air. Later, Sunny makes friends with Jamie, a charming ten-year-old girl who just moved in next door and Mayo, a talking cloud with a strange obsession of telling jokes.
Meanwhile, Sunny’s other neighbors, the Browner brothers, are nothing but bad news. Their company, Oilstead, is polluting the community’s dam and killing wildlife. The rubbish they dump into the dam and the explosives they detonate are close to destroying the community’s natural reserves.
Together with Jamie and Mayo, Sunny plans to put an end to the brothers’ evil ways before it’s too late.Richly embedded with environmental issues, Sunny and Mayo shows how, even as young as they are, children can act upon saving the environment and find an end to the detrimental effects of pollution.