Captain Eco

Jonathon Porritt, Author, Ellis Nadler, With DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) $13.95 (1p) ISBN 978-1-879431-12-6
Captain Eco, a red-caped superhero whose head is a replica of the globe, escorts two children on an eye-opening tour of earth's environmental troubles. With the help of Nadler's witty, inventive cartoon art and Porritt's kid-targeted jargon, Eco explains how the planet's forests, fresh water, farmland and other natural resources are being wasted. No reader will escape the force of his blunt message: ``If you destroy these things, you destroy yourselves.'' Balancing amusing asides and hard-hitting statistics, the author emphasizes the importance of relying on renewable energy sources, using ``green'' forms of transportation, reducing waste, recycling, eating nutritiously and preserving endangered animals. With its heavily illustrated, comic-strip format and fresh humor, this book will raise the ecological consciousness of even the most reluctant readers. Ages 8-up. (Nov.)
Reviewed on: 09/02/1991
Release date: 09/01/1991
Hardcover - 978-1-879431-37-9
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