Book review – World-wide Waste

TitleWorld Wide Waste: It’s Not a Load of Rubbish 

Written by: Caren Trafford

Illustrated by: David Wilsher and Jessica Laurentia

Published by: Etram Publishing

World-wide Waste

Caren Trafford, expertly uses narrative non-fiction to examine the enormous waste issues around the world and urges everyone – children, parents, teachers and politicians – to take pro-active measures to help clean up our environment. This book is full of fascinating facts and witty wisdom to make conservation fun. It is written as an interview with Dumpi, a paper bag rapper (wrapper) who wants to be the most recycled bag on the planet, and his friends. They have uncovered the way to stop world-wide waste and create an eco-friendly 21st century.

Full of bright imaginative illustrations that bring the quirky characters alive, World-wide Waste: It’s Not a Load of Rubbish, focuses on issues, such as the acceleration of pollution and climate change. These have to be one of the greatest challenges of our time and the gang are wasting no time, in bringing you the biggest scoop of the century: cover ups, bad smells, danger, destruction and the quest to save our world.

This book highlights this important environmental message in a fun and motivating way. It would make the ideal gift for any child interested in the environment and would be an excellent resource in the classroom to support topics on green issues, recycling and conservation. It could also be used for triggering discussion and encouraging empathy.

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