Monday, June 23, 2008

The Sky's Not Falling! by Holly Fretwell--Book Review

Wondering how you can help your kids make sense out of all the information flying around about global warming? The Sky's Not Falling!: Why It's OK to Chill about Global Warming is a good place to start.

The Sky's Not Falling! is a unique and interesting way for your child (age 8-12) to find out more about global warming; what we know, what we're not sure of, and what's important for the future. Filled with "Fun Facts", eye-catching photographs and illustrations, and a few graphs, the reader gets an apolitical journey through time that shares the warming and cooling trends that have occurred for hundreds of thousands of years.

The reader is encouraged to be optimistic about the future by becoming an enviroprenuer (an entrepreneur who works for the environment). The Sky's Not Falling! encourages critical thinking through a variety of exercises that show the impact of individual choices and how you must learn as much as you can and look at the big picture before making a decision.

Fretwell manages to do what is often so difficult: make learning fun! I would highly recommend this book to any parent who would like to provide their child with a greater understanding of global warming. The Sky's Not Falling! also makes a great read for parents.

Title: The Sky's Not Falling!: Why It's OK to Chill about Global Warming
Author: Holly Fretwell
Publisher: World Ahead Publishing
ISBN: 978-0976726944
U.S. Price: $17.95

You can read my interview with Holly Fretwell here.

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