My name is J.F. Plouffe - adventure guide, husband and father of two, living in the paradise of Squamish, B.C., Canada. On a recent expedition, at over 2000 meters, I find a discarded plastic water bottle on a glacier. I have seen many of these on the ocean, but really; on a Glacier??. I started to think about how much plastic waste there is in the world. That's where, step by step, deep in the noise of my thoughts, the story of Little Spring began.
I worked with educators, friends, editors and my own kids to develop a short story that can speak to children of all ages. I collaborated with long-time friend and illustrator, Lorne Craig, to create a character with empathy and humour. And now, Little Spring is ready for his biggest adventure yet - making change happen, one reader at a time.