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Who Will Save My Planet? Hardcover – February 14, 2012
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Each double-page spread in this thought-provoking book pairs photos of similar subjects, letting viewers study the differences and draw their own conclusions. On the left, a parrot looks out from a cage, while on the right, a parrot perches on a tree. On the left, tree stumps, chips, and sawdust litter the ground, while on the right, tall trees reach toward the sky. On the left, cars are stuck in traffic, while on the right, bicycles zoom down the road. Apart from the title, the book is wordless, but the environmental message is abundantly clear. Still, some illustrations, such as a photo showing dozens of dead turtles, raise questions about what has actually happened and why, while offering no simple way to find the answers. Though somewhat uneven in quality, the photos are generally quite good. First published in Mexico, the book has potential for classroom units on the environment. Grades 2-5. --Carolyn Phelan
“The contents of Who Will Save My Planet? confirm the truth of the adage that ‘a picture is worth a thousand words.’”
—Highly Recommended, CM Magazine
“Each double-page spread in this thought-provoking book pairs photos of similar subjects, letting viewers study the differences and draw their own conclusions…. Apart from the title, the book is wordless, but the environmental message is abundantly clear….”
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For example, the cover photo shows ... what? A swamp in the fog? OK, it's very pretty. What is it supposed to look like? A swamp in the sunlight? Who knows?
There is a two-page spread of a thickly forested area, part of which is on fire. It's an interesting photograph, but what we don't know is whether it's a good, protective fire or a lightning-strike fire or a fire with some other cause. Fire in and of itself is not good or bad. It just burns. But the photograph IS beautiful. Hopefully it will not prompt some art lover to light trees on fire.
The last photograph seems to suggest that cyclists will save her planet. We'll see.