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A MELTING PLANET is a stunningly beautiful picture book by 18 year old Yasmin Kinsey. When the iceberg that Pip the polar bear lives on begins to melt, separating her from her family, she is forced to begin the biggest adventure of her young life! This moving story introduces children to the issues around climate change and shows that with courage, hope, and a few friends by our side, we can all tackle these threats to our global environment.
'When we start to act hope is everywhere. So instead of looking for hope - look for action. Then the hope will come' - Greta Thunberg
The world’s tropical forests are shrinking at a staggering rate, the equivalent of 30 football pitches per minute. Average wildlife populations have dropped by 60 per cent in just over 40 years
Antarctica losing six times more ice mass annually now than 40 years ago. The Arctic is warming faster than any other region on Earth. This is having a devastating impact on the wildlife. Polar bears are starving and scientists believe that shrinking sea ice caused by climate change is to blame.
With hundreds of thousands of students persistently joining Fridays for Future strikes across the UK, as well as over 120 countries across the globe, Yasmin's book sensitively taps into this urgent movement for the youth, by the youth.
A Melting Planet is an important first step to teaching children about the impact of global warming. The book highlights the issue of global warming and the melting of the ice caps through the heart-warming story of Pip, a strong, determined and brave young polar bear who suffers from the effects of climate change, but with the help from some friends finds hope in her future. This book takes a sensitive and positive approach to the climate emergency that we are all facing. It will encourage children to think about the impact of climate change on the world around them and what they might be able to do to help.
Yasmin has just finished her A-Levels, during which time she produced the bones of this book, which is now being published by Cambridge Children’s Books. Her heartfelt, urgent concerns about climate change, combined with a fervent hope that our environment can still be saved, reverberate throughout this gorgeously illustrated book. The delicate, gauzy watercolours work to illuminate the graceful beauty of the creatures we meet along the way as well as emphasising the splendour of the icecaps that they depend on. Yasmin begins a Level 4 Art Foundation course at Long Road Sixth Form College in September where she will have the opportunity to fine-tune her skillset as a budding professional in the world of creativity, art and design.
The book is being published by Cambridge Children's Books a small independent publisher based in Cambridge, UK (https://www.cambridgechildrensbooks.com/). They create excellent children's books that engage children, stretching their imagination and comprehension. They are excited to be working on 'A Melting Planet', saying "This book is a wonderful mix of gorgeous, and significant. Global warming is the single most important issue facing a generation. This book deals with this in a positive and sensitive way."
The book itself will be a 8x10 high quality paperback with 32 pages of full page watercolour illustrations.
Risks and challenges
Our book is well on its way to being complete - all we need are your donations to create the books and send them to you!
The budget will go towards printing, packaging and posting as well as to Kickstarter/processing fees. Your donations will ensure the creation of a high quality, beautifully crafted book.
There are very few major risks in undertaking this project, but one challenge might be the specific timing in producing the book. Ordering and reviewing a proof will take a little time, and we also need to factor in any last minute changes that need to be made. This being said, here at Cambridge Children's Books we are confident that we can have the book ready on schedule. We aim to have the books printed by the end of September and if there are any changes to this we will keep you well updated via the campaign page and social media!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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