Review: The Australian Climate Change Book

Identical in its exceptional design and presentation to their previous The Bushfire Book, Polly Marsden and Chris Nixon have collaborated again on the thought-provoking, The Australian Climate Change Book.

Full of information intended to arouse awareness in children about actions that can be taken to restore balance to our planet, it examines the how and why of dangers the planet faces. It dissects these through in-depth examples so that children can understand and become involved, be informed and make a difference.

Nixon’s delightful almost delicate illustrations visually reinforce the strong text that encompasses the connection of ecosystems, climate change and its effects on life and environment, energy resources, and the effects of fossil fuels that an increasing demand has created.

It refers to the Barrier Reef and the effect the warmer climate is having on corals, fish and other under water life, the extreme droughts and fires that are increasing which affect our ancient forests, and the rising sea levels, stronger winds and rain that cause erosion.

It is told in a simple but detailed narrative, with the illustrations complementing the meaning.

So many people are doing something about it, but more action is needed and reflects on the issue of alternate renewable energy. This resolution lies in areas of education including changing farming methods, stressing the absolute importance of trees, and reaffirming that every person can play a role in slowing climate change, no matter how young or old they are.

For Your Toolkit allows a broader examination on the subject and how to get involved through a list of websites.

Repair, recycle, re-use and eat local, a few of the small changes that can be made in life style, are introduced on a lift-out wall poster.

Title: The Australian Climate Change Book
Author: Polly Marsden
Illustrator: Chris Nixon
Publisher: Hachette, $ 24.99
Publication Date: 29 September 2021
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780734420831
For ages: 5+
Type: Non Fiction

September 27, 2021 at 12:36PM Anastasia Gonis