Loosely based on Greta Thunberg’s story and her quest for a better and greener world, Greta and the Giants tells the story of a young girl who sets out to the help save the habitat of the forest animals from the Giants who have become blind to the consequences of their constant building of things.
Greta lives in the forest with the animals. She strokes the foxes and holds the birds and is at one with nature. When the Giants come and start destroying the forest, the animals have only one person to turn to, Greta. But how can someone so small stop people so big? Can Greta and her plan change the ways of the Giants…
This is a lovely book for younger readers and is really empowering. It is a lovely way to show that young people can make a big difference and creates the perfect opportunity for looking at Greta Thunberg and her actions in more detail.
This book does have a happy ending which will be pleasing for younger readers. Unfortunately this is not the case in reality with deforestation still a massive issue and animals habitats being destroyed at an alarming rate. The book is a valuable lesson to us all that we need to be much more aware of the impacts of our actions.
The book is produced on quality recycled paper and the thick pages are delightful to touch and look at. Lush illustrations by Zoe Persico are rich in detail and are the perfect accompaniment to the text.
A lovely note at the end details Greta’s life to date and includes child-friendly information on climate change. There are also some ways that children can get involved to help Greta which are great, because as Greta says, “No-one is too small to make a difference.”
If this book inspires future generations to make positive environmental changes and join in with championing Greta Thunberg’s message then that can only be a good thing.
Recommended for 5+.