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The great big green book

by Hoffman, Mary, 1945-

Format: Print Book 2015
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
Available (4)
Location Collection Call #
Carnegie Library of McKeesport Children Non Fiction J 363.7 H675
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
Collection  Children Non Fiction
Call Number  J 363.7 H675
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 363.7 Hof
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 363.7 Hof
Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Nonfiction J 363.7 HOF 2015
Location  Sewickley Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Nonfiction
Call Number  J 363.7 HOF 2015
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Non-Fiction j 363.7 H
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 363.7 H

"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.

Our home in space
A wonderful world
The blue planet
The green planet
Every breath we take
Climate change
All creatures great and small
A race against time
Save water, save energy
Round and round
Lasting longer
Make it new
Go slow
Ask questions
Back to blue
Some useful words
Some useful websites.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Hey reader The earth needs you This oversize volume uses child-friendly prose to discuss the problems of climate change, animal extinction, and water issues. The book's clearly stated message is that everyone can help make changes and emphasizes that ideas can come from anyone. With that, the book offers its own suggestions for everything from using thicker curtains for warmth to turning off electric appliances when they are not being used to growing a garden. Repair, reuse, recycle is the book's mantra. Ink-and-watercolor illustrations feature a diverse group of children who illuminate each concept on the double-page spreads. A couple of British words (loo rolls, tyre) might be confusing. However, the illustrations have a universal air. A funny, egocentric cat who provides his own running commentary as the pages turn adds a humorous note to the topic. Kids who want to save the planet will find lots of ideas here.--Edmundson, Martha Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Environmental sciences -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher London :2015
Contributors Asquith, Ros, illustrator.
Language English
Notes "Janetta Otter-Barry books"--Colophon.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, color maps ; 31 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9781847804457
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