From the Little People, Big Dreams series of books, this one profiles activist, Greta Thunberg. Over 32 pages it tells of Greta’s life as a young child and why she took up the role of activist.
The story is told over thirteen double-page spreads with colourful and detailed illustrations. The last double-page spread in the book shows four photographs of Greta in action as an activist, and gives a more detailed summary of her life to date.
Although this reviewer was a little put off initially by a couple of digs at adults... (see the opening sentence below) this is a good book for younger readers to learn about a high-profile history maker.
This series of books serves to show young readers how all sorts of people have taken a stand and made a difference. This book is a good resource for our library and is an enjoyable read.
Tiitle: Greta Thunberg
Author: Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara
Illustrator: Anke Weckmann
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers
ISBN: 978 0711256453
Date of Publication: April 2020
Ages: 5-10 Years
Reviewer: Vickie Humphries, Librarian, Mount Cook School, Wellington
How are you recommending this book? Recommended
Opening sentence: Greta was a little Swedish girl who learnt from her parents to turn off the lights, not to waste water and never throw out food: three simple lessons for being kind to nature that most grown-ups haven’t quite learnt yet.
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