Blog tour: Guardians of the Planet

Welcome to the blog tour for Guardians of the Planet: How to be an Eco-Hero by Clive Gifford.

More about the book…

This environmentally positive book contains everything children need to become guardians of the planet. Kids can learn how to become keepers of the coasts, friends of the forests, home heroes and much more through a mix of compelling facts, creative activities and proactive tips.

Key environmental topics are clearly explained, and the easy-to-follow projects and suggestions help to put the issues in an everyday context. From reusing clothes and composting food to reducing water waste and giving wildlife a helping hand, this book will encourage children to engage with environmental problems and inspire them to take care of our wonderful planet.

The book includes an introduction by ClientEarth, an organization that uses environmental law to protect oceans, forests and other habitats, as well as all people, and a foreword by Brian Eno.

Printed using waterless ink on FSC paper.


More about the author…

Clive Gifford is an award-winning author of over 140 books for children and adults. These include Out Of This World (Buster Books) which was shortlisted for the prestigious Royal Society Young People's Book Prize and Cool Technology (Scholastic) which won the School Library Association Information Book Award 2013. Clive's titles range from the serious (Robots, The Kingfisher Geography Encyclopedia, Planet Under Pressure: Pollution and Wow! Science) and sporty (with books on the Olympics, football, basketball and skateboarding) to the downright silly (Joy's Annoying Toys, The Huge Rude Duke and The Curse of the Toxic Trousers).

Clive has travelled through 70 countries, run a computer games company and taken part in all manner of sports from parachuting and gliding to Ultimate Frisbee. His books have been shortlisted for the TES Information Book of the Year, the Blue Peter Prize and the British Book Awards as well as winning Smithsonian, Children's Choice, NAPPA and PBS awards. Sir Ranulph Fiennes called his latest book on Explorers, "An inspiration to all adventurers." whilst The Guardian declared that his Kingfisher Book Of Football, "was worth a season's training" and the Manchester Evening News labelled it, "The classiest football book around."


Clive's official website can be found at
www.clivegifford.co.uk

My impressions…

Apart from loving the bold and attractive cover artwork, this book made my day even before opening it as it proudly announces that it is ‘made using eco-friendly inks and paper’.

Aimed at children between the ages of 8 and 11, it is full of easy-to-understand facts and actionable tips divided into neat categories. My daughter loves the illustrations by Jonathan Woodward but, at 20 months of age, she is still too young to fully appreciate the book itself.

It is never too early to start training an eco-hero though and I am finding the book useful to arm myself with approachable answers to all the future ‘whys’, which I’m told are just behind the corner!

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