The Big Green Book by Fred Pearce

The Big Green Book

Written by Fred Pearce
Illustrated by Ian Winton, Piers Harper

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Pull the tabs, lift the flaps and open up the amazing pops and discover the answers to lots of questions about being green and find out what you can do to help our planet stay green.


The Big Green Book by Fred Pearce

How much of the planet does it takes to make your stuff? How much water does it take to grow the cotton for your t-shirt? Why do we need to find greener types of energy? What does it matter if the rainforests are being cut down? Global warming, pollution, water shortages, ice caps melting ...What does it all mean?All these answers and more are given in a fun interactive way.


"An innovative pop-up environmental extravaganza about going green. This bright child's book (which is hardback so it's good and strong for little hands) helps younger ones to be pro-active in saving the planet. Pull the tabs, lift the flaps and open up the amazing pops and discover a greener world. A green book with a green message .. and great for families and children aged five to seven years." - Melanie Cowie, Cornwall Today

"Any child will be absolutely delighted with this fun book. ..with all the colourful illustrations, your child will love it." - Jo Milne, South Wales Argus

About the Author

The Times described Fred Pearce recently as one of Britain's finest science writers. An author and journalist based in London, he has reported on environment, popular science and development issues from over 60 countries over the past 20 years, specialising in global environment issues. He is the environment and development consultant for the New Scientist and writes regularly for the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian, the Independent, the Times Higher Education Supplement and Country Life. In the US he has written for the Boston Globe, Audubon Magazine, Foreign Policy, Seed, Popular Science and Time. He has written reports and extended journalism for WWF, the UN Environment Programme, the Red Cross, UNESCO, the World Bank and the UK Environment Agency. His books have been translated into at least ten languages, including French, German, Portuguese, Japanese and Spanish.

He is a regular broadcaster on radio and TV, and has given public lectures on all six continents in the past two years.

'[Fred is] one of my heroes' - Rt. Hon John Gummer MP, former UK environment secretary.

Fred's books include: Deep Jungle, When the Rivers Run Dry, The Last Generation, Confessions of an Eco Sinner and Ian and Fred's Big Green Book for children).

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Book Info


12 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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Eden Project Children's Books an imprint of Random House Children's Books

Publication date

2nd September 2010




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