Synopses & Reviews
The earths climate is getting hotter, and this warming affects habitats, food chains, and life cycles around the world. It also affects the habitat of every single animal on the planet. But the animals themselves cant stop the warming…who can?
The answer is: PEOPLE CAN!
Brenda Guiberson takes a unique look at global warming by focusing on how it affects animal environments and what kids can do to help. Earth is a 2011 NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book.
"Gently urging, emotionally resonant text describes the impacts of global warming 'Because the Arctic keeps getting warmer... the [polar] bear can't gain the weight she needs to raise a cub' followed by variations on a plaintive refrain: 'Who can help the polar bear?' The sickly palette of Wallace's oil paintings emphasizes a planet in need: wildfire threatens an orangutan; a water hole dries up. In the end, three children plant a tree on a hill: 'a caribou, a pika, and even a Bengal tiger cannot stop the warming. Who can? People can!' Ages 4 8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
“From a polar bear in the Arctic to a butterfly on a Californian prairie, this handsome picture book shows the threat of global warming, one creature at a time.”—Booklist
“A heartfelt and eye-catching appeal to sympathy.”—Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Brenda Z. Guiberson has written many books for children, including Cactus Hotel, Spoonbill Swamp, Moon Bear and Disasters. As a child, Brenda never thought she wanted to be a writer—her dreams tended more toward jungle explorer. She graduated from the University of Washington with degrees in English and Fine Art. She started thinking about writing for children when her son went to elementary school, and she volunteered in his class and in the school library. After taking exciting trips that involved a fifty-foot cactus, hungry alligators and sunset-colored spoonbills, she wanted to create books for children that would be like a field trip. Her books are full of well-researched detail, and Brenda sees this research as an adventure—one that allows her to be a jungle explorer at last. She lives in Seattle, Washington. Chad Wallace has been a freelance illustrator of children's books for more than ten years. Chad spends a great deal of time outdoors, and draws inspiration from the natural world. He has won multiple awards for his art.