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."
"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."
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