Beetles for Breakfast… And Other Weird and Wonderful Ways to Save the Planet (2021)

Finlay, Madeleine

Choi, Jisu

Original language

Publishing house
Flying Eye Books

2021, English

Awards or honours:

Shortlisted for the Royal Society Young Book Prize 2022

25 x 32


ISBN: 978-1838740221

Available languages:
  • English
Available translation:

We all know the effects that climate change is having on our planet – but what about the strange, and creative ways that scientists are working to find practical and imaginative answers to these big problems? Following a day in the life of a child, we see how new green inventions could fit into everyday life, from brushing your teeth with biodegradable algae, to eating beetle burgers for lunch and coming home to do your homework with a pen with ink made from exhaust fumes. With a mixture of infographic-style artwork and topical, and funny facts from scientist Madeleine Finlay, children will love seeing familiar scenes with a futuristic twist. Open up to learn all about the cool, exciting and sometimes quite strange inventions that could be part of normal life in the future. (8-10 yrs)