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Feb 11 2020

Earth Hour : A lights-out event for our planet by Nanette Heffernan

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Illus. by Bao Luu. Charlesbridge Publishing, 2020. ISBN: 9781580899420. 32pp.
(Age: 5-12) Highly recommended. Earth Hour this year takes place on 28 March 2020, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. This is an ongoing worldwide response to the impact we are having on our planet with our use of energy consumption. The World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) sponsors this event and thousands of communities from all over the world support the initiative.
Earth Hour by Nanette Heffernan is a cleverly written picture book which explains very clearly how we use energy in our day-to-day life. The text is simple but thoughtfully crafted and so easy for children of all ages to understand. This book explains what Earth Hour is and how it unites the world on one evening in March. It shows images from famous icons in different countries and provides more information for both teachers and students at the end of the book. The illustrations are beautifully drawn, so colourful and clear even when the lights are out.
This book is a wonderful resource for both parents and teachers to share with children and explain the reasons behind the Earth Hour movement. Themes: Energy, Environmental issues, Conservation, Sustainability, World-wide unity.
Kathryn Beilby

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