Review: The ABC Kids Guide to Loving the Planet

Did you know you can grow peas in an egg carton? Did you know you can make delicious icy treats with fruit? Would you like to learn easy tricks and tips to help the planet? 

You need to check out The ABC Kids Guide to Loving the Planet.

This is a great non-fiction book for kids. It’s filled with loads of facts and ideas on how to live clean and help support our land. And it’s super easy to read. The book doesn’t have a contents page, and instead jumps right in. But most pages are themed, exploring different aspects of caring for the planet.

Learn about growing your own garden, everything seeds, how wriggly worms are super helpful, how to use less power and save energy, recycling, saving water and more.

I love how accessible this book is for junior readers. The info on each page is presented in lovely short snippets, so kids can read the text themselves and take lots of breaks if they need to. The stunning and colourful illustrations extend across every page, encouraging and engaging kids as they move through the information.

All the advice provided is also super kid friendly. The book is filled with things that kids and classrooms can control and do themselves. These pages inspire kids to take action to help the planet with simple tricks that can make a big difference.

A book like this, presented with less text and more illustrations, can make a big difference for a child. Sometimes non-fiction can be intimidating for kids, providing too much information and not enough illustrations to support the reading process. This book does not have that problem. It’s a book for every child and I love how easy Jaclyn Crupi and Cheryl Orsini have made it for their audiences.

It’s a book kids can dip in and out of whenever it suits them or read from start to finish. It provides options for kids to read it their own way. And that’s important, because the subject matter of the book is important. The words and pictures will inspire big change.

Perfect for homes and perfect for classrooms, Loving the Planet is a fabulous non-fiction book that can help change the world.

Title: The ABC Kids Guide to Loving the Planet
Author: Jaclyn Crupi
Illustrator: Cheryl Orsin
Publisher: HarperCollins, $19.99
Publication Date: 5 January 2022
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780733341045
For ages: 5+
Type: Picture Book, Junior Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction

January 18, 2022 at 11:31PM Shaye Wardrop