Thursday, 14 November 2013

'The Smallest Carbon Footprint in the Land'

Contact: Dr Anne Morgan,
E: amorgan@netspace.net.au W: www.annemorgan.com.au and www.ipoz.biz/Titles/SCF.htm

Location: Can be purchased online

Intended Audience: Students to yr 9. Teachers who wish to use this resource as the basis of sustainability-themed classroom activities.

A prince wants to marry the girl with the smallest carbon footprint in the land; Space Cadet Lox finds out why a planet is like a bowl of porridge; a girl in a little green hoodie tries to save an endangered wolf; and Chicken Licken warns the sea is rising. Times have changed in Fairy Tale land!

"Anne Morgan has gardened a handful of organically enhanced fairy tale re-tellings, visually enriched with illustrations by Tassie artist Gay McKinnon, which entertain and set the thinking wheels in motion. Morgan is loud and proud about her message of sustainable living in these eco-tales but thankfully not in a slap your face, you-will-eat-your-vegies-or-else kind of way. Little kids will get a chuckle out of this collection of short stories, while us bigger ones will rejoice from the breath of fresh air reinventions. The story 'The Smallest Carbon Footprint in the Land', based on Cinderella, is my particular favourite. Great book to use as a springboard to environmental discussions with readers of all ages."

- Dimity Powell, Boomerang Books Reviews-