“Think of the future. Can you imagine our planet as beautiful as it used to be? You could be the one to help make it beautiful again, with the things you do and the ideas you have. Your planet needs YOU!”
From a simple introduction to our home in Space, the authors explain what we need for life on Earth, and show the importance of the rainforests and the oceans; they stress the need to look after our planet and show how some of the things we take for granted are running out, and how we have polluted so much our planet. The action plans include saving water, saving energy, recycling, repairing, growing seasonal food, cooking fresh food, saving on packing, asking questions… and thinking of new inventions and big ideas.
MARY HOFFMAN is the internationally acclaimed author of over 100 books for children, ranging from picture books to teenage fiction. Her first picture book for Frances Lincoln, Amazing Grace, has become a classic which, with its sequels in the series, has sold 1.5 million copies worldwide. Mary’s other picture books for Frances Lincoln include The Colour of Home with Karin Littlewood and An Angel Just Like Me with Cornelius van Wright, as well as the hugely successful The Great Big Book of Families, The Great Big Book of Feelings, and Welcome to the Family, all with Ros Asquith. Their next title together will be The Great Big Body Book. Mary Hoffman lives in Oxfordshire. For more information about her books visit her website: www.maryhoffman.co.uk
ROS ASQUITH has been a Guardian cartoonist for 20 years, and has written and illustrated over 70 books for young people, including the bestseller The Great Big Book of Families, with Mary Hoffman, the Teenage Worrier series, Letters from an Alien Schoolboy-which was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize- and her debut picture story book It’s Not Fairy. Ros lives in north London with her husband and two sons. For more information about Ros, visit her website: www.rosasquith.co.uk
"This is an ultimately upbeat book that challenges all of us to make the change and provides plenty of ideas for how to start that at home and in the classroom."
"An inspiring guide with hope for the future of our planet."
Selected as a March highlight"Conservation issues for those aged eight or under. Speech bubbles, cartoons, captions and ideas for positive action to give hope for the future."
"Really well done, thought-provoking and perceptive."
"As always, Ros Asquith’s illustrations are beautifully inclusive, witty and filled with speech bubbles and captions. They add so much to this book and help make it so beautifully child-focused. ... Quick! Get a copy of this book in every primary and secondary school – the people who are going to save the world are waiting!"
"This is assuredly a book that should be in every primary classroom."
"The book is packed to the gills with brilliant illustrations and common sense tips that can turn your budding ecologists into green supremos!"
Selected as a March highlight "Conservation issues for those aged eight or under. Speech bubbles, cartoons, captions and ideas for positive action to give hope for the future."