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Wednesday 8 April 2020

Review: Old Enough to Save the Planet

Old Enough to Save the Planet is empowering and educational with inspiring, real-life examples of climate change actions by children around the world.

This beautifully presented book features 12 examples of children making a difference to the future of our world with their smart, resourceful actions. A few impressive examples include Felix in Germany; a changemaker for global reforestation, Amy and Ella in the UK who are aiming to abolish single-use plastic, and Nikita in the Ukraine who is turning school food waste into compost for his city.

Each spread focuses on a different climate-change action and begins with a confident, empowering statement, such as ‘I’m big enough to save our trees’, ‘I know enough to save bees’ and ‘We’re smart enough to stop buying single-use plastic’.

I love how a positive, contagious voice and succinct writing style is combined with beautifully detailed illustrations. Each spread tells its own story, bursts of inspiration and shows children that they too can make a difference; even at a young age.

The final spread lists easy to action ideas for saving the planet, ways to make your voice heard and a Further Reading list of website links which could lead on to more discussion or research. Old Enough to Save the Planet is a current and forward thinking, it would be a great classroom resource.

Title: Old Enough to Save the Planet
Author: Loll Kirby
Illustrator: Adelina Lirius
Publisher: Magic Cat Publishing, $24.99
Publication Date: 1 April 2020
Format: Hardcover
ISBN:  9781916180529
For ages: 4 – 7
Type: Picture Book