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Wednesday 5 June 2013

Review: Look After Your Planet

I've always been slightly obsessed with Lauren Child's work. I just wish the marketing machine hadn't galloped away so quickly that ghost writers were needed to flesh out the sheer volume of Charlie and Lola the world seems to demand.

Not that I'm complaining, even with ghost writers (in this case Bridget Hurst) and Tiger Aspect (TV production company) illustration, Child's Charlie and Lola books continue to enchant.

In Look After Your Planet, Lola is determined to declutter her room after seeing Charlie's friend Marty's big brother's bedroom pigsty.

Whilst sorting through her room, Lola learns about recycling (as opposed to bicycling). Charlie takes his curious little sister on a journey through many of the possibilities of re-use, from paper to plastic, cans and bottles.

The next day, Lola takes her findings to school - and very soon the students and teachers are also on board. They even hold a tree-planting session.

Resplendent with the design gorgeousness that is Charlie and Lola books, this is a fabulous introduction for littlies on the benefits of ecological awareness. Ideal for both home and school libraries.

Title: Look After Your Planet
Author/Illustrator: Lauren Child
Publisher: Puffin, $14.95 RRP
Publication Date: February 2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780141333731
For ages: 4 - 8
Type: Picture Book