The Great Big Green Book
Author: Mary Hoffman
Illustrator: Ros Asquith
BUY – The Great Big Green Book
From the award winning, bestselling partnership comes yet another ‘Great Big Book’ which calls out… Your planet needs YOU!
A playful book which touches on all subjects ‘Green’. It introduces and lightly looks at everything from endangered species to nuclear fusion.
The real message of this book is to get kids thinking and asking questions. It encourages them to engage in creating positive future outcomes for our planet and its inhabitants.
There are no fixed answers, but there are a lot of inspiring suggestions.
Filled with humour that kids of all ages will enjoy, these serious subjects are opened up for discussion.
The storyline builds page by page in an easy to follow series of topics.
Why do we need to look after our water sources? What role do trees and plants play?
Discover the essential roles small creatures like worms and bees have and how our current ways of life are unbalancing these critical cycles. What is recycling?
Living in a largely throw-away society encourages an endless consumption of new goods.
It favours fashion whims and instant gratification, putting huge demands on our resources.
These models are damaging our environment and contributing to global climate changes.
We may not all want to wear recycled clothing or be able to walk to school, there are however many ways to introduce sustainable and regenerative ideas. A few fun ideas like creating everlasting clothes and drawing floating cities, tickle the imagination to think wider.
Resourcefulness and believing in yourself brings empowerment.
Highly contrived ideals of beauty and uniformity, put pressure on kids to fit in.
These constrictive ways of thinking can be detrimental to their self confidence and ability to remain intuitive and spontaneous. I like that this series actively embraces diversity.
The pictures in this book feature kids in wheelchairs, one with a leg splint, another with a walker. Children of differing nationalities and backgrounds populate the pages, representing the fact that we are all in this together and everyone is of equal importance.
Diversity and creativity are after all, the keys to survival.
Will solar powered trainers save the world? A greener planet and pro-active young thinkers who care sure will!BUY – The Great Big Green Book