Kid Review: Listen to the Earth: Caring for Our Planet by Carme Lemniscates


About This Book:

a new and original story of climate change and how to respond to it.
This nonfiction picture book offers a new and original story of climate change and how to respond to it. The lyrical narrative, gorgeous illustrations, and information-rich sidebars are built around the central concept of Earth Overshoot Day, the date each year when humanity has used all the resources the planet can regenerate in the entire year. In 2022 that date is July 28th―everything we consume and discard from then to December 31 is borrowed from the future. Listen to the Earth describes and illustrates in child-welcoming terms the global societal changes and actions that will push Earth Overshoot Day toward the end of the year to make our planet sustainable. In this call to action, the difficult path ahead is illuminated by an optimistic faith in kids. color throughout

*Review Contributed By Cherokee Crum, Staff Reviewer*

A Spark of Hope

There’s an old saying.. “We don’t inherit the Earth from our ancestors. We borrow it from our children,” and it is a quote that people often disregard and one that Listen to the Earth: Caring for our Planet narrates beautifully and heart-wrenchingly.

The illustrations portray every day life around the globe. They are stunning, in your face, and achingly real. They do their job so effectively, and when paired with lyrical prose.. it’s breathtaking. The Earth Overshoot Day clock being one of the most powerful.

The writing style is simple and to the point. This is what we are doing, this is what we need to do, and this is how we could do it.
The author doesn’t just tell you about what is happening to our planet. Unlike many children’s books of a similar nature, included are hard facts and ideas, tips, and additional resources on how we can reverse some of the damage done to Earth.

I love having this book in my home; as an educator, as a parent, and as a concerned adult.

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