Title: Hello, Mr World
By Michael Foreman
Published by Walker Books
RRP: $16.99 (AUD, pbk)

A boy and a girl play doctors. They ask Mr World how he feels, and the answer is not good. Mr World is hot and sweaty, coughing and having trouble breathing. While the causes of Mr World’s symptoms are made explicit, so are possible solutions. We can all help Mr World get better.

A book about climate change for young readers and viewers, this will do well in all libraries and classrooms looking at the environment.

Points of importance:

  • Picture book codes: A must for use of colour and frames.
  • Important environmental message conveyed through well worked verbal text.
  • Verbal and visual text work well together.the waterhole

 

Read with Graeme Base’s The Waterhole.

 

 

 

Many thanks to Walker Books for supplying this book for review.