Guardians of the Planet: How to be an Eco-Hero by Clive Gifford and Jonathan Woodward

Thank you to Kelly at Love Books Group for the opportunity to read and review this important book. Thank you to Buster Books for a copy of the hardback book to review.

Synopsis:

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.

My thoughts:

This book is one that should be in every home and primary school across the world. That may seem a very bold statement but please let me explain why.

I’ve worked in a Primary school and have two teenagers of my own. We are all aware that each family needs to do their best to look after our world, to ensure its survival. This book gives young people details about why we need to make changes AND how to make those changes.

The book is colourful, easy to follow and full of practical ideas. There are so many different ways to be an Eco-Hero, at home, at school and in your community. I will be donating my review copy to our local primary school and I will be buying new copies as presents for the younger members of our family.

Author Bio:

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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By Karen K is reading

An avid reader from the age of 4. Love escaping into a good novel after a busy day working with students. Mum. Adopter of dogs.

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