Book Review – This Book Is Not Rubbish – Isabel Thomas

Our planet is in peril and it needs your help! It sounds like the opening of a superhero book, yet this is no superhero book. Instead this book outlines 50 ways to ‘ditch plastic, reduce rubbish and save the world’.

It seems that everywhere you go, people are rightly waking up to the fact that we are having a negative influence on the planet. The movement has really taken hold since Blue Planet was screened last year. Now this fun book gives children the opportunity to do something themselves.

Each chapter focuses on a straight-forward way of making a difference to the planet. With titles like ‘Be A Bird Brain’ and ‘Start A Fight At School’, readers are bound to be drawn in. Each idea also has a handy Planet-O-Meter which shows the cost, impact and difficulty of the idea. This and quirky images makes this book a joy to flick through for adults and children.

I keep being drawn towards this book and it is already centre stage in my classroom. In fact, it is constantly being read by children and some have taken it upon themselves to become eco-champions. Highly recommended for everyone!

**This review originally appeared on Reading Zone, who kindly organised a review in exchanged for an honest review**

  • Pages: 208 pages
  • Age Recommendation: 8 – 12 years old
  • Publisher: Wren & Rook
  • ISBN: 9781526361530

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