Out Now. Published by Macmillan.
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Greenhouse Gas Online up to date can be hard work at the best
of times. Two kids, a blind labrador and a changing global climate
that each keep me from getting a decent night's sleep don't help.
My first book 'Climate Change
Begins at Home' was written for adults. In it I tried to distil
the science of climate change and the huge power we as individuals
can wield in altering its direction. Now, in Your Planet Needs
You, I've written my first book for children. The inspiration
was only ever a dribble-soaked smile away.
Dave Reay, 2009
Reviews for Your Planet Needs You!
"Stuffed full of practical advice, this is
a terrifically useful introduction to how to do your bit for energy
conservation in everyday life. Subtitled, A Kids Guide
to Going Green, this includes stories, fact boxes and useful
tips for all children who want to be part of the eco-future."
Julia Eccleshare, children's editor of The
Guardian and advisor to LoveReading4Kids
"The mixture of fact and fiction, cartoons
and diagrams makes a serious subject funny, appealing and understandable.
The clear text is enhanced by Alan Rowe's illustrations and the
book can be read as a story or dipped into for its factual content
Jane E Sandell, The Scotsman
"If there's one science subject that younger
readers understand better than most adults (apart from programming
a DVD recorder) it's climate change. It's a topic that interests
them and they feel a natural urge to do something about it, so
Dave Reay's excellent Your Planet Needs You should prove very
popular. With a fast-flowing mix of cartoon strip and text, interspersed
with a flowing narrative it's a fast and breezy run through the
key facts of climate change as we currently understand them. Five
Brian Clegg, Popular Science
"A fun and informative read, with a serious
environmental message that doesnt get lost in its attempt
to appeal to the younger reader"
Theano Manoli, Write Away