Very clever to get the message across to children when they are feeling anxious or unhappy.
Everyone that has looked at the books has said "What beautiful books" my grandchildren love the books, and I love reading them to them so they learn how to treat the earth well.
The books were purchased for a little one not yet born. They look amazing and we can't wait for the time they are read to the baby and loved by her.
I was smitten with the contents and am sure books will be treasured. The environmental messages are very good and dear to our hearts also, as adults.
Given as gift though the mother thought it was great for her 2 little girls
This is an amazing, thought provoking book which will create some great conversations with our grandchildren as they grow up
The text in Away is both lyrical and powerful. It gets the reader to think and care about their world. The message is strong, we can all be mindful and careful about what we throw away, reuse and buy. There is no magic place over the rainbow where discarded things go. One day, perhaps they won't be hidden from sight unless we change what we do.
The text has a Dr Seuss like feel as it questions the reader and gets them to think about the answers. The double page spread illustrations with their varying perspectives and dark backgrounds add multiple layers of meaning to the text. They portray the contrasts of dark and gloomy and natural and beautiful.
This is a book that can appeal to any age and can easily sit upon any home, school or library shelf.
The children in our 0-3 yrs room at long daycare, were introduced as I was by my longterm colleague to the book Remembering Mother Nature, it is as strong in its message as it is in its beauty, this will reign as Number one for this generation as to how there is no planet B, and we all have a part to play.
Thank you for your wonderful staff who were very efficient.
Delighted with the books.. so colourful and so up to date with the world just now.
These books are very special and beautifully illustrated.
I simply love this book . I think the illustrations are beautiful . I bought as a Christmas present but even at my age I would have liked for myself !
Me and my children love these books!! I am an environmentalist and the meaningful messages conveyed through the books are very close to my heart. Very lucky to have these books which have made it easy for my young kids to understand how important it is to love and save mother Earth!
I purchased these books to give to my grandchildren for Christmas and to use in my Year 1 classroom for 2021.
Children relate so much better to issues when they are told through story. These stories are fantastic and an excellent stimulus for environmental issues. Thank you!
This is a beautiful book with wonderful illustrations. I feel it is an importnat book for the younger generation to read as they then become informed about what we are doing to our earth and hopefully they will become instrumental in bringing about changes on how we should be treating our planet to save it. I will gradually purchase all the books.
Stuart French has real mastery over poetry - the language in this gorgeous book flows effortlessly. The story is empowering and I'm sure will inspire many children to take extra care of their beautiful planet.
I gave this book to my grand niece, who just turned five, and is off to school in 2021. It is a delightful, easy-to-read children's book, with wonderful illustrations, and a succinct message to little ones about the crisis the earth is currently in.