Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Buy Used
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Good | Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Free State Books. Never settle for less.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Captain Eco Hardcover – September 15, 1991

5 out of 5 stars 1 customer review

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
New from Used from
"Please retry"
$61.18 $0.23
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Dive into Summer Reading
All Paws on Deck
Song of the Poison Dragon
Eva and the New Owl
click to open popover

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Captain Eco, a red-caped superhero whose head is a replica of the globe, escorts two children on an eye-opening tour of earth's environmental troubles. With the help of Nadler's witty, inventive cartoon art and Porritt's kid-targeted jargon, Eco explains how the planet's forests, fresh water, farmland and other natural resources are being wasted. No reader will escape the force of his blunt message: "If you destroy these things, you destroy yourselves." Balancing amusing asides and hard-hitting statistics, the author emphasizes the importance of relying on renewable energy sources, using "green" forms of transportation, reducing waste, recycling, eating nutritiously and preserving endangered animals. With its heavily illustrated, comic-strip format and fresh humor, this book will raise the ecological consciousness of even the most reluctant readers. Ages 8-up.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal

Grade 2-3-- A gaudy, indignant indictment of our destructive ecological practices in large comic-book format. Globe-headed, caped Captain Eco snags two ``standard'' young people and takes them on a tour through the evils of industrial, nuclear, and energy waste; automobiles; pollution; junk food (including meat); animal abuse; rain forest destruction; and overpopulation. The Captain points the finger of blame at ``bonehead'' capitalists and poor government policies alike, seasons his accusations with specific examples, and offers glib remedies--``The planet would be a lot better off if things were built to last, like they used to be.'' The hand-lettered text flows naturally through Nadler's many small, brightly colored cartoon panels; the pages are crowded, but not confusingly so. Captain Eco fades away at the end, leaving behind a simple program of action plus a list of addresses. A good, if strident, consciousness-raiser for younger readers, gateway to 50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Save the Earth (Andrews & McMeel, 1990) and others. --John Peters, New York Public Library
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Product Details

  • Age Range: 7 and up
  • Hardcover: 1 pages
  • Publisher: DK CHILDREN; 1st American ed edition (September 15, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1879431122
  • ISBN-13: 978-1879431126
  • Product Dimensions: 10.4 x 0.4 x 13.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,826,709 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is a reat book for teaching conservation to children, and isalso good for middle school-aged kids, the comics' style layout keeps their attetion
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse