The rainforest is buzzing with news that the Earth goddesses are having a conference to discuss what should be done to save the planet and stop humans destroying it. Coyote is keen to attend and is undeterred by the fact this is a female only event. He decides to go in disguise and wearing his wife’s blue dress, with matching shoes and handbag, he arrives undetected. The conference begins and one by one, the Earth goddesses make their speeches relating creation stories from cultures around the world. As he listens an idea occurs to Coyote and he decides to interject to make his point. He tells the speakers and delegates that what the Earth goddesses need is a soundbite to get their message across. Coyote’s suggestion is enthusiastically received. On returning home, after successfully infiltrating the conference Coyote is surprised to discover that he is not the only one who has been playing tricks, his wife has too.
Inspired by Earth Day, award winning poet John Agard’s narrative poem is full of humour and perfectly matched by acclaimed illustrator Piet Grobler’s striking, quirky and detailed illustrations.
Steeped in creation mythology from around world, this is a trickster tale with an important theme – human responsibility for the state of the Earth.