This environmentally positive book contains everything children need to become guardians of the planet. Kids can learn how to become keepers of the coasts, friends of the forests, home heroes and much more through a mix of compelling facts, creative activities and proactive tips.
Key environmental topics are clearly explained, and the easy-to-follow projects and suggestions help to put the issues in an everyday context. From reusing clothes and composting food to reducing water waste and giving wildlife a helping hand, this book will encourage children to engage with environmental problems and inspire them to take care of our wonderful planet.
The book includes an introduction by ClientEarth, an organization that uses environmental law to protect oceans, forests and other habitats, as well as all people, and a foreword by Brian Eno.
Printed using waterless ink on FSC paper.
I love this book! As a self-confessed eco-warrior myself I am always looking for ways to make simple changes to my lifestyle to be more sustainable and environmentally friendly and although this is a book aimed at children, I myself learned lots from it.
Each chapter in the book looks at a different aspect of the environment starting with the home. In each section there are lots of interesting facts and so many great ideas for activities and challenges that children could easily undertake. As a teacher, my initial thought was that each chapter could form the basis of a short topic within the classroom where children could explore the information further, carry out their own research and then some of the suggested activities. Sustainability is such a prominent part of our curriculum in Scotland and for this reason I have already ordered copies of this book for our classrooms.
In addition, not only is this an extremely informative book it is also eye-catching and easy to navigate making it perfect for children. It is most definitely a book that all children should have.
Clive Gifford is an award-winning author of over 140 books for children and adults. These include Out Of This World (Buster Books) which was shortlisted for the prestigious Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize and Cool Technology (Scholastic) which won the School Library Association Information Book Award 2013. Clive’s titles range from the serious (Robots, The Kingfisher Geography Encyclopedia, Planet Under Pressure: Pollution and Wow! Science) and sporty (with books on the Olympics, football, basketball and skateboarding) to the downright silly (Joy’s Annoying Toys, The Huge Rude Duke and The Curse of the Toxic Trousers).
Clive has travelled through 70 countries, run a computer games company and taken part in all manner of sports from parachuting and gliding to Ultimate Frisbee. His books have been shortlisted for the TES Information Book of the Year, the Blue Peter Prize and the British Book Awards as well as winning Smithsonian, Children’s Choice, NAPPA and PBS awards. Sir Ranulph Fiennes called his latest book on Explorers, “An inspiration to all adventurers.” whilst The Guardian declared that his Kingfisher Book Of Football, “was worth a season’s training” and the Manchester Evening News labelled it, “The classiest football book around.”
Clive’s official website can be found at www.clivegifford.co.uk
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