What's the Point of Being Green?: And Other Stuff About Our Planet

What's the Point of Being Green?: And Other Stuff About Our Planet

by Jacqui Bailey
     
 


Written especially for young adult readers, this heavily illustrated book talks about the threat to our planet's environment and outlines steps that governments, organizations, and ordinary citizens--including this book's young readers--can take to help keep the planet green. Author Jaqui Bailey points out the major problems, which include

  • Climate change:
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    Overview


    Written especially for young adult readers, this heavily illustrated book talks about the threat to our planet's environment and outlines steps that governments, organizations, and ordinary citizens--including this book's young readers--can take to help keep the planet green. Author Jaqui Bailey points out the major problems, which include

  • Climate change: The Earth's temperature is rising, which could soon have a disastrous effect every living being
  • Pollution and acid rain: Earth's air, water, and soil are being damaged because we depend too heavily on fossil fuels, and because we overfish the oceans and destroy the forests

    Fortunately, we can all take steps to start solving the problem. This book focuses mainly on things young readers can do, which include:

  • Conserve electricity in the home by turning off lights and appliances that aren't being used.
  • Walk, bike, or use public transportation instead of depending entirely on the family car
  • Stop using plastic bags
  • Conserve water . . . and more

    The issues are presented in brief, illustrated copy blocks that kids will find both entertaining and easy to read. They include fact panels, true/false panels, case histories, and action panels. Color photos and cartoon-style illustrations on every page.

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  • Editorial Reviews

    From the Publisher

    "This fun and timely introduction to green living incorporates cartoon images with photographs, colorful charts, diagrams, and instructive panels. . . . The accessible material and easy-to-read format will provide readers with a firm grasp on invironmental topics, while suggesting attainable ways to protect the planet."
    --Publisher's Weekly

    "With breezy and lively graphics featuring a mixed group of young people, this book answers its title question by discussing climate change, pollution, exploitation of natural resources, waste, hunger, and the impact of human actions on wildlife. . . . The answers weave in historical background, clear explanations of the problems and some solutions . . . substantive treatment of the issues."
    --Kirkus Reviews

    School Library Journal
    Gr 4–6—This colorful book outlines in lively, conversational prose the reasons that kids should be concerned about the future of our planet. Each short chapter covers different environmental challenges and discusses ways that children can work toward improving the situation. For example, the chapter on garbage clearly explains the various types that humans produce (industrial, household, sewage), how we currently treat this waste, and how we must do better to reduce the quantities we produce. A cartoon teen appears on each page and directly addresses readers. There are also ample color photos and diagrams. The layout is dynamic with text and illustrations placed at odd angles and in a variety of bold fonts. Kids will find this book incredibly informational, fun to read, and full of great ideas.—Denise Schmidt, San Francisco Public Library, CA

    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780764144271
    Publisher:
    Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
    Publication date:
    04/01/2010
    Pages:
    96
    Product dimensions:
    7.50(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.40(d)
    Age Range:
    11 - 14 Years

    Meet the Author


    Jacqui Bailey is the author of several books that speak especially to young adult readers, including Sex, Puberty, and All That Stuff, also available from Barron's.

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