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Your Planet Needs You!: An Optimistic Guide to Walloping Waste and Reducing Rubbish

Philip Bunting



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Little Hare
01 May 2020
Children's & Educational; Picture books, activity books & early learning material; Humorous stories (Children's&YA); Nature, the natural world (Children's&YA); Educational material; Children's & young adult reference material
ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Another wonderful and charmingly idiosyncratic book from the prolific Philip Bunting! He takes on the serious topic of rubbish, and in a cheerfully matter-of-fact way explains how waste is generated, why it's bad for the planet, how long things take to break down, and then outlines ways we can all reduce, reuse, recycle, renew and really get involved. An optimistic first step into an important concept. Lindy Jones


Nobody really likes to think about rubbish (pee-ew!). But whether you know it or not, waste is part of everyone's lives. Each year, a single person can create up to a tonne of waste. That's the equivalent weight of a small hippo!

Where does waste come from? Where does it end up? And what can we do to help our planet? Renowned picture book creator Philip Bunting answers all these questions and more in this entertaining and enlightening look at how to wallop waste and reduce rubbish.

Your Planet Needs You! is packed with simple and entertaining ways that kids and their families can reduce, re-use, recycle, renew and REALLY GET INVOLVED in cleaning up our planet.

Learn how to start a compost bin, or how to use and old egg carton to sprout your very own seedlings. Get tips on cool things you can do with empty tin cans or an old pair of socks, and discover how long different things take to decompose - from an apple core to a gumboot to a plastic bag.

With a positive outlook and a generous dollop of humour, Your Planet Needs You! shows that taking care of our environment can be both fun and rewarding.

You can be the change! Your planet needs you!
By:   Philip Bunting
Imprint:   Little Hare
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 275mm,  Width: 225mm, 
ISBN:   9781760506803
ISBN 10:   176050680X
Pages:   32
Publication Date:   01 May 2020
Recommended Age:   From 4 to 99 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Philip Bunting is an author and illustrator, with a soft spot for creating picture books for sleep-deprived, time-poor, raisin-encrusted parents (and their children). Philip's work deliberately encourages playful interaction between the reader and child, allowing his books to create a platform for genuine intergenerational engagement and fun. He believes that the more fun the child has during their early reading experiences, the more likely they will be to return to books, improve their emergent literacy skills, and later find joy in reading and learning. Philip's books have been translated into multiple languages and published in over 25 countries around the world. Since his first book was published in 2017, Philip has received multiple accolades, including Honours from the Children's Book Council of Australia, and making the list for the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2018. Philip grew up in the England's Lake District and now lives with his young family in the hills behind Noosa.

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