Old Enough to Save the Planet – Loll Kirby/Adelina Lirius

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Walker Books Australia

April 2020

ISBN: 9781916180529
Imprint: Magic Cat Publishing
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99

Another fantastic book to inspire your kiddos who are always keen to be eco-warriors especially in their own ‘backyard’ so to speak. This book collates the stories of 12 real-life child environmental entrepreneurs who have identified problems within either their own sphere/locale or globally and engineered their individual responses to solve these.

Children as  young as 9 year old Fink from Germany have responded both thoughtfully and successfully to address issues of climate change, habitats and animal protection.

From France to South Africa, India to Australia or Kenya to Ukraine these kids are the champions of the future preservation of the planet and your kiddos could be likewise.

Any unit of work concerning this topic is always a rich source of real-life applications for children and their enthusiasm for embracing and organising change is amazing. Over the years I have seen many students take up the gauntlet of being change-agents whether in their schools, their homes or their communities and certainly these real-life stories will be a source of real inspiration to your own budding activists.

Each double spread features a particular child, their story and facts that not only relate to the environmental focus but include cultural or community details in easy-to-digest snippets.

This is just a marvellous book and I for one will be promoting it to my junior classes and their teachers.

HIghly recommended for readers from around 7 years upwards.

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