My First Greta Thunberg
by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 24 Aug 2021 | Archive Date 02 Sep 2021
Quarto Publishing Group – Frances Lincoln Children's Books, Frances Lincoln Children's Books
When young Greta learned of the climate crisis, she stopped talking. She couldn’t understand why people in power were not doing anything to save our Earth. One day she started protesting outside the Swedish Parliament, creating the “School Strike for Climate.” Soon, lots more young people joined her in a global movement that shook adults and politicians alike. She had found her voice and uses it to inspire humans to action with her powerful message: “No one is too small to make a difference.” Babies and toddlers will love to snuggle as you read to them the engaging story of this young activist, and will also enjoy exploring the stylish and quirky illustrations of this sturdy board book on their own.
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I received an advance reader copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review via netgalley and the publishers. Greta Thunburg is another great addition to the 'my first' section of the Little People Big Dreams series and was not a disappointment! The illustrations are beautiful and very befitting to Greta throughout. I love this series of biographies for children and love that they are now being aimed at even younger children who may not understand too much but will love the illustrations and will become familiar with books about real people and not just made up stories. Greta is very inspirational and a hero within children's history of today and I loved reading about her in this book!
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an electronic copy to read and review. I cannot wait for this board book to come out so I can grab a couple copies for the babies in my life. This is a great introduction to Greta and how her movement on climate change started. The illustrations are super adorable and will engage kiddos!
This is a great addition to the Little People, BIG DREAMS baby series! The graphics are vibrant and the story is simplified for younger readers. My kids enjoyed that this book revolved around a young child, which made it more relatable. We enjoy gardening and trying to be earth friendly, so they loved that Greta focused on treating the world better and made a stand. Fun book!
Greta Thunberg gets spotlighted in this latest edition of the Little People, BIG DREAMS series by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara. This series is such a delight and the perfect way to educate not just kids but everyone about historic and cultural icons. Greta Thunberg is a more recent icon to be featured in the series than previous subjects featured in this series, but is a perfect role model for young kids. Greta is a Swedish environmental activist who led the biggest environmental protest ever. Oh, and she was only 16! Anke Weckmann illustrates this installment and does an amazing job. I absolutely adored Weckmann's art style and appreciated how it further helped tell Thunberg's story. I love collecting these books and am so thrilled to add this one to the rest of my collection. I received this book free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
A lovely and inspiring board book about Greta Thunberg and actions children can take to fight climate change! It gives a succinct summary of her life. I love how it lets children know that even they, at a young age, can help. This is one of my favorites in this series! Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for providing this ARC.
This is an amazing story of Greta Thurnberg. She has become a sensation known all over the world. Greta’s passion is Saving The Environment. This story begins when Greta was very young. She wants to be kind to nature. Her Great-Grand-Uncle Svante long ago discovered that humans were damaging the planet. Greta can’t understand why Adults are working so slowly to make changes. She sees a movie about climate change. She takes this very, very seriously. So much so, that she refuses to speak. When she does speak it is only about things very important to her. This is her Superpower, promising to do everything she can to save our planet. She starts alone, asking her parents not to eat meat or travel by plane. Then she makes signs with messages about the environment and goes outside the offices of leaders. More and more kids start to join her. They have signs saying, ‘Wake Up’, ‘There is No Planet B’ and ‘No More Excuses’. These phrases are well known now. Greata had such an Impact! Millions of people around the world stood in the streets saying we must stop Global Warming. Greta starts asking World Leaders to commit to environmental change for the future of all kids. This message is so powerful for children. It shows how one person starting alone can change the World. Greta is certainly not alone anymore, she has millions of people who agree that they want to save the environment. This is an excellent book and shows the Power for Kids to Make Change. It Inspires them to know their ideas can make our world better. Thank you NetGalley, Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, and Frances Lincoln Children’s Books for an ARC of this wonderful book.
I love this little read for the kindergartener daughter but also to include in my senior English class. it is a great reminder of the work to be done and the importance of just one person. Love this little book! I can't wait to buy the hardcover.
Oh man, I absolutely find these series endearing and inspiring for young readers that I firmly believe they belong on bookshelves. In Greta Thunberg, we follow Greta's fight for the environment and it's written in such a way that children are able to understand and grasp lessons easily. Maria has made this book short, informative, and full of illustrations making it a fast read. I highly recommend this book in-home libraries and schools all over.. A huge thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for allowing me to read more on environmental activist Greta.
I love these little books, ideal for my nephews and will definitely get them a copy. Some fascinating facts and well put together.
This title is for children who are still a bit too young for the Little People, Big Dreams series. This entry in the My First series tells the story of Greta Thunberg in simple sentences along with accompanying llustrations. Young listeners learn that Greta cares very deeply for the world. They see how she moved from doing small things to becoming a global phenomenon. Children will discover that by working together with others, big things can be accomplished. They will also learn that kids can help to change the world and get adults to listen to them. What good things to know! Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher. All opinions are my own.
A quick intro to Greta and her life as a climate activist to hopefully inspire more kids to become conscientious and proactive when it comes to recycling and the overall health of our planet. Perfect for young readers of all ages. Thank you to netgalley for a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
It all started with one girl. Greta heard about pollution and climate change and decided that she would be the one person who would make a difference. And she did! The illustrations by Anke Weckmann are simple, colorful, and eye-catching. I requested and received a free temporary ebook copy from Quarto Publishing Group – Frances Lincoln Children's Books, Frances Lincoln Children's Books via NetGalley. Thank you!
I read this with my 5-year old daughter who is already familiar with the existing edition of the Little People, Big Dreams Greta Thunberg book. She is very keen on the level of detail in the illustrations and embraces the important message in the book. Although I can't imagine many babies being ready to hear about Greta Thunberg's life story (my 3-year old said she liked it but didn't seem very interested), it makes a fabulous gift or coffee-table book. A board book edition would probably be welcome in many classrooms too, but not with the "baby" label.
Greta Thunberg is an important addition to the Little People, Big Dreams series as it discusses a current and relevant person. The book is well set out, although it does have limited information due to Greta's age - it gives enough facts which may make the reader want to find out more information about her. The timeline at the rear of the book is a nice touch and the illustrations are bright and engaging. This text can be used across all key stages and it provides the reader with some important food for thought.