Seymour Simon, . . HarperCollins/Collins, $17.99 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-06-114250-5
In a serious but not somber introduction to global warming, Simon, in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, describes contributing factors, signs, and repercussions of rising Earth temperatures with enough statistics to inform school reports—“There is 30 percent more carbon dioxide in the air than there was 150 years ago”—and enough full-color photographs to engage. Endnotes list things individuals and families can do to help curb climate change, as a hopeful counterbalance. Ages 5–9.
Reviewed on: 03/01/2010