The Great Big Green Book by Mary Hoffman
  

The Great Big Green Book

Written by Mary Hoffman
Illustrated by Ros Asquith

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This is the third in the excellent Great Big Books series, following on from The Great Big Book of Families and The Great Big Book of Feelings, and can there be a more important issue for young people at the moment than the environment? As with all books in this series, this explains the facts and issues clearly, and with humour: cartoon illustrations and speech bubbles keep the tone light, but convey a huge amount of information. At no point does it feel preachy, and the authors’ respect for the intelligence of their readers is clear. The book explores all the major conservation issues, including climate change, the threat of extinction, and the need for renewable energy, and it shows how children themselves can make a difference. An important and inspiring book. ~ Andrea Reece

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The Great Big Green Book by 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.

Reviews

Praise for The Great Big Book of Families:

“Thoughtful and joyful” – LoveReading

“a truly multicultural exploration” – School Librarian

About the Author

Mary Hoffman

Mary Hoffman has written over 100 books for children. Amazing Grace, commended for the Kate Greenaway medal, and its sequels has sold over 1.5 million copies. As well as the successful Stravaganza sequence of teenage novels, translated into over thirty languages, The Great Big Books series of information books for younger readers, illustrated by Ros Asquith has done very well. The first, The Great Big Book of Families, won the inaugural SLA Information Book Award in the under 7s category.

Mary loves to write historical fiction and her books for Bloomsbury - The Falconer’s Knot, Troubadour and David - have been followed by Shakespeare’s Ghost and now The Ravenmaster’s Boy. She runs a widely-read blog called The History Girls: http://the-history-girls.blogspot.com

Mary is an Honorary Fellow of the Library Association (CILIP) and lives in Oxfordshire.

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Format

Hardback
40 pages

Author

Mary Hoffman
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Author's Website

www.maryhoffman.co.uk

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Publisher

Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

1st March 2015

ISBN

9781847804457

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