Author(s): Mary Hoffman
"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.
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." -- Fiona Noble The Bookseller "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." Reading Zone "Really well done, thought-provoking and perceptive." Parents in Touch "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!" Rhino Reads "This is assuredly a book that should be in every primary classroom." Red Reading Hub "The book is packed to the gills with brilliant illustrations and common sense tips that can turn your budding ecologists into green supremos!" Read It Daddy "An inspiring guide with hope for the future of our planet." Books for Keeps
MARY HOFFMAN has written over 100 books for children that range from picture books to teenage fiction. Amazing Grace and the other titles featuring the resourceful and imaginative Grace have received enormous critical acclaim and sold 1.5 million copies worldwide. Her other picture books for Frances Lincoln include The Colour of Home and An Angel Just Like Me as well as the hugely successful Great Big Book of Families, illustrated by Ros Asquith, which won the 2011 SLA Information Book Award. Mary lives in rural Oxfordshire with her husband and three Burmese cats. For more information about Mary, 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