Climate Change for Babies by Chris Ferrie and Katherina Petrou, illustrated by Chris Ferrie


Climate Change for Babies by Chris Ferrie and Katherina Petrou, illustrated by Chris Ferrie. Sourcebooks Explore, 2020. 9781492680826

Format: Board Book

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4

Genre:  Board book non fiction

What did you like about the book? Written by scientists, this board book breaks down climate change in its most basic terms. Simple digital illustrations explain how the earth’s atmosphere is like a blanket. Climate change is making the blanket thicker, resulting in heat and extreme weather. While the intended audience for this book may not completely understand the science behind climate change, the book offers a case for concern and activism for children and their parents. It’s a good bet that this concern will lead to a generation which will do more than we have to fight climate change. I’m a firm believer in introducing small children to science, and this book is an worthy start.

Anything you didn’t like about it? No

To whom would you recommend this book?  For toddlers, their siblings, and their parents, where informational board books are sought.

Who should buy this book? Day cares and public libraries

Where would you shelve it ? Board books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Yes

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Stephanie Tournas, Robbins Library, Arlington, MA

Date of review: August 19, 2020

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