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A Kirkus Best Book of 2007 A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2007 (Children’s Nonfiction) A Rocky Mountain News Best Children’s Book of 2007 Green Earth Book Award Winner (Non-Fiction Category) A CCBC Choices Selection 2008 2008 Santa Monica Public Library Green Prize for Sustainable Literature 2009 California Readers Collection
“I’ve never seen such a comprehensive explanation of the [global warming] phenomenon in so few words.”
— The New York Times Book Review
(Reviewed by Hank Green, editor-in-chief of EcoGeek.org)
“The Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming…brings knotty matters
down to manageable scope for youngsters ages 8 and up.” Metropolitan Home Magazine
“It’s easy being green with Laurie David and Cambria Gordon’s informative book, which helps kids understand what’s happening to our environment.”
— Parents Magazine
“Funny and full of tips, the book informs—and empowers—kids and adults alike.”
— Family Circle
“The heart of the book is in making the concept of global warming understandable for your kids.”
“Four well-organized sections define the issue and give examples of consequences in the physical world, extinctions in the animal world and what young people can do. A humorous tone, eye-catching graphics and celebrity connections lend pizzazz to this volume, but there is plenty of substance, too.”
— Kirkus, starred review
“Dynamic layouts and abundant illustrations and photos enliven the passionate words—lush, full-bleed photographs emphasize the high stakes by portraying both the splendor of the natural world and the devastating effects of climate change. Printed in soy ink on recycled paper, this engaging and accessible guide, ideal as a gift or book-club option, inspires commitment to the planet.”
— Publishers Weekly, starred review
The integrity of the data does not stand up to presenting solid "proof" that human generated CO2 is causing global warming.
The most disappointing thing about this is that most people will not even realize this critical mistake and schools/parents will be buying this trash for students.
This is a great book for kids, because the writing is really easy to understand, and it's written in a funny and conversational tone.
Down-to-Earth garbage. Had to purchase the book for a college class I was taking. Personally feel like it was a waste of money.Published 18 months ago by Karen Livesay
This is a kid's version of a typical global warming hysteria book.
If you do not believe in it (or even know there is another side), you probably will not want this for... Read more
The error in the graph on page 18 has already been mentioned by several other reviewers. The book is full of erroneous conclusions with no basis in true scientific data. Read morePublished on October 21, 2009 by M. Smead
I don't take anything serious coming from someone who openly admits she owns two homes, one on each coast, and regularly flies her private jet back and forth. Read morePublished on June 16, 2009 by Troy J. Marchant
A prior review states: "I also can't help noticing what feels like a coordinated attack based on a single technical error, as if that discredited the FUNDAMENTAL SCIENCE behind... Read morePublished on April 8, 2009 by Deborah Gaydos
Apparently, freedom of speech also means freedom to wantonly propagandize children.
The chart is only one of many misrepresentations or omissions of the science of... Read more
The book was given as a gift to my son, who found it rather boring, quickly discarding it in favor of books about soccer and American football. Read morePublished on August 21, 2008 by M. SANCHEZ
Potential of unlimited methane gas can release from the ocean in a couple yrs. 2/3 of the population might be gone if we don't go veg or at least cut down on meat info. Read morePublished on July 29, 2008 by Don Nguyen