"Carbon Comes out of the Closet" is a fun story, written in poetry with rhyme and cadence. It is illustrated by the late, great award-winning Sidnei Marques, who passed away shortly after completing the illustrations for this book.
This book is educational too, in that it shows how carbon dioxide is actually good for the environment. It presents a side of the climate change argument that isn't often heard. The book can be read on one level to a child, and on a much deeper level by a teenager or an adult. It will likely make you laugh out loud.
The Gary the Go-Cart series was written to balance the conversation surrounding energy and the environment. BB simplifies some rather complicated ideas about energy and climate change. This book is considered informational fiction or informative fiction.
About the Author
Mr. Marques had been a graphic designer since 1980. He began his career in Newark, N.J.
His work included airbrushing in canvas and on walls. Mr. Marques designed for multiple newspapers and magazines in Brazil. He was the winner of numerous cartoon competitions in Russia, Germany, London and Brazil. Mr. Marques passed away four days after completing this book.
Table of Contents
"Carbon Comes out of the Closet" is a children's book that is really meant for teenagers and older. The media only portrays carbon as being bad for the environment. This book gives a different perspective, one that is shared by thousands of scientists who are not having their voices heard. It is written as a fun story, with poetry, rhyme and cadence. At the back of the book is a section entitled, "For the Adults in the Room." This page gives more information about why carbon is actually very good for plant life.
There is also a page with a note from the author. This page clarifies that the carbon referred to in the book is carbon dioxide, not carbon monoxide. It also has a paragraph about what really causes smog.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Carbon Comes Out Of The Closet is a fantastic read. The story line is fun, the illustrations are wonderful, and this is a great opportunity for children to learn while they read. I highly recommend reading this book.
"All carbon's not pollution. We need carbon to thrive." Oh, the wisdom of Gary the Go-Cart! Parent, read the book to your children, and read the section in the back "For the Adults in the Room." This author knows what she is talking about!