Spud Goes Green by Giles Thaxton
  

Spud Goes Green

Written by Giles Thaxton

7+ readers   All Shortlists and Winners   

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Age 7+. Winner of the Blue Peter Book Awards. Best book with facts. A clever story which successfully wraps up a mass of information in a remarkably small space. Spud takes a tough New Year’s decision: he decides to go green and keeps a diary to prove that he’s sticking to what he says. He grows his own food, recycles his rubbish, cares for the wildlife – it doesn’t seem to be that hard. But then things begin to go wrong and Spud really does have to make an effort to keep his life green. It’s inspiring stuff full of useful advice and facts.

Synopsis

Spud Goes Green by Giles Thaxton

Spud’s not Superman, but he wants to save the planet!

Spud is an easy going chap who’s taken on a tricky New Year resolution.

It’s 1st January and he’s decided to go green – and this is his diary to prove it! The year starts well: he learns to grow food, recycle rubbish, look after wildlife. It all seems to be going according to plan … With the help of Adi and some friends, Spud is determined to give it all he’s got, no matter what goes wrong!

This is a virtually edible book! It’s made of recycled paper and printed using vegetable inks, making it is as green as you can get. (We wanted to use elephant dung paper – but it turns out there is a world shortage of the dung. Honestly :)

Reviews

* 'Ingenious,

. * 'A most engaging diary... There's a happy and accessible balance of useful information, light-hearted banter and earnest endeavour here.

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About the Author

Giles Thaxton, 29, lives on a big, old wooden boat in Wales. He is really quite green, but any further resemblance to Spud is purely coincidental. With a degree in Engineering, Design and Appropriate Technology from Warwick university he went on to work at the Centre for Alternative Technology in Mid-Wales. He now works as a carpenter in the same area. Giles plays the guitar in a band called Big Bunda and is into his black and white photography.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
144 pages
Interest Age: From 6

Author

Giles Thaxton
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Publisher

Egmont Childrens Books

Publication date

2nd January 2006

ISBN

9781405255622

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