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An illustrated children's book by Marylyn Cropley.



The Childrens’ Climate Change Book:

Annie and Tilly go on an adventure with a fairy friend of Planet Earth.


This book illustrates an important issue for our planet today, presented in a lively, colourful and constructive way.


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Planet Earth Needs Our Help

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“Planet Earth Needs Our Help” began life as my contribution to an art exhibition in October 2015, intended as a legacy for my children and grandchildren. The response from the exhibition inspired me to self-publish this book, which draws on my own curiosity and desire to find out more about the Earth, my connections with people who are knowledgeable about climate change, and my experience as an author, artist, well-being practitioner and teacher of infant/juniors. Thank you for your interest and support in this book and for sharing this journey with the twins!


This book…

  • Tells a story about the magical journey of twins Annie and Tilly, after they meet an unhappy fairy in their garden. It calls on its readers to use their imagination, whilst sharing this journey with the twins.
  • Aims to prompt readers (of all ages and reading ability) to value and celebrate our beautiful planet, providing an easy introduction to the complicated and controversial issue of climate change.
  • Seeks to portray the possible impact of our actions on the future health and well-being of the planet, and ultimately offers a message of hope: that we can still do something to help make a big difference.
  • Is in A4 landscape format and printed on sturdy card with easy-to-read, large text, presenting illustrations and text side by side on facing pages. The text and illustrations are deliberately separated to allow maximum flexibility when reading the words and/or talking about the images. It has a spiral binding that allows it to be folded @ 360 degrees, so that it can be viewed and read by an individual or shared by small groups.
  • Provides an easy-to-follow, adaptable resource that combines simple scientific facts with an engaging, colourful and clearly illustrated, story.
  • Gives scope to just read and enjoy the story - or to use your own words with the illustrations, to tell the story in your own exciting way.

Notes accompanying this book...

  • Suggest how this book can be used as a “springboard” to inspire and motivate further actions, encouraging conversations, questions and research around the contents of each page. Readers can return as often as they want to a specific page to explore the topic on that page in more detail (e.g. gardens, dinosaurs, recycling).

  • Are designed to inspire parents, grandparents, family and friends to be curious, and find out more about the issues; so that they can confidently talk about the words and illustrations in this book from a knowledge base.

  • Download the accompanying notes and activity sheets at downloads.freeplay.me.uk

  • View our Useful Links to topics in this book by clicking here.