501 FACTS FACTORY: AMAZING PLANTS AND TREES OF THE WORLD
By Amreen Toor
Hachette India Children’s Books, 2020, pp. 177, `399.00
THIS BOOK WILL (HELP) COOL THE CLIMATE: 50 WAYS TO CUT POLLUTION, SPEAK UP AND PROTECT OUR PLANET!
By Isabel Thomas. Illustrations by Alex Paterson
Hachette, 2020, pp. 190, `299.00
Which is the tallest tree in the world? Which is the biggest garden in the world? Were peaches called Persian apples? These are just a few of the questions that can be answered by this book. From herbs and spices to forests, from gardens in deserts to gardens on cliffs, this book covers all that there is to know about nature.
When I first heard of 501 Facts Factory, I thought that it would be a dull book but when I started reading, it surpassed my expectations and became more intriguing. This was my first time hearing that humans share 50 % of their DNA with bananas and that sunflowers can clean up radioactive waste. The only critique I have of this book is that it lacks a message or conclusion that could give this book more of an impact or flow. It could’ve also added a little bit more information about some facts. Overall this is an educational and informative book. I would give it a 3.5 out of 5.
I would recommend this book to all those who are interested in the 501 Facts Factory series and are nature loving people.
We have all heard about Climate Change but only a few of us know what it means and fewer take action. In This Book Will (Help) Cool The Climate: 50 Ways To Cut Pollution, Speak Up And Protect Our Planet! Isabel Thomas explains what climate change is, the steps that can be taken to prevent it and more. From planting saplings to opening eco-libraries in your school, this book tells you all there is to know about climate change. Each chapter has some scientific backing which makes it authentic. Though it may sound like a book full of science, I guarantee its readability for all.