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Sunday 23 August 2020

Review: Hope: 50 Ways to Help Our Planet Everyday

Mahatma Gandhi said, “you must be the change you wish to see in the world.” 

And he was right. 

We can all do small things to make a difference. 

We can all do our part to help the environment and prevent climate change from destroying our planet.

But how? Where do you start? What can kids and families do?

Well, actually, lots! And Hope: 50 Ways to Help Our Planet Every Day will show you how.

This lovely little non-fiction book is jammed packed with simple ideas and actions kids and families can implement to help the environment. Things like cooking from scratch, planting trees, taking shorter showers, making your own compost, recycling soft plastics and so many more (50 to be precise).

I love that the ideas are simple and easy to implement. You can make a real difference adding them one by one to the way you live. I also love that the ideas are backed up with facts that show kids how using the idea will actually make a difference, with details of the consequences if we all don’t start taking environmental protection seriously.

To inspire kids, there are case studies throughout the book featuring schools around Australia that have started projects to help protect and save animals and the environment. It’s the kind of inspiration that will spark a whole army of green thumbs ready to take action.

The book is filled with illustrations — black and white but so engaging and very funky. There are also cool and inspiring quotes throughout. The language is kid friendly and the information is presented in bite-sized pieces, making this a book that kids can read themselves.

Perfect for homes and classrooms, this is a book that really must be shared. A little book like this can make huge change in Australia and across the world. This one is highly, highly recommended!

Title: Hope: 50 Ways to Help Our Planet Everyday
Publisher: Puffin, $14.99
Publication Date: 4 August 2020
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781760896737
For ages: 8+
Type: Non-Fiction, Junior Non-Fiction