The name Greta Thunberg is of worldwide renown recently, being a Nobel Peace Prize nominee in 2019. She has talked about global warming to politicians and rulers throughout the planet, with single-mindedness in defending the natural world from human destruction. In this picture book, a small child, Greta, lives in a beautiful forest. When the forest creatures she loves come to her, distressed at losing their habitat to the giants, Greta is spurred into action. For these giants, ever busy, are chopping down vast areas of forest, building towns which grow into cities, full of factories, shops, cars and planes…until there is hardly any forest left. As a lone voice Greta stands holding a sign entreating STOP. She is ignored by the giants. But soon other children join her, begging that the devastation of the forests stop. The message is NO ONE IS TOO SMALL TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Optimism presides! Sadly, this is a book of our times, and the time for preventative action is now. The book’s publishers are donating 3% of the cover price to Greenpeace UK for each copy of this book sold. The rich illustrations heighten the impact of this excellent book. Greta’s name should go down in history with such greats as Sir David Attenborough and Dr Jane Goodall. And their messages of hope for preserving our planet, its plants, birds, and beasts as well as people, should shine like a beacon. All schools and libraries should hold multiple copies of this book; and if individual homes did too, what might that achieve? Greta is a child of our times. We should listen….
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Illustrator: Zoe Persico