Let's Save Antarctica
Why We Must Protect Our Planet
Written by Catherine Barr, Illustrated by Jean Claude
Walker Books Australia Publishing
Discover why we must protect Antarctica from climate change. Home to millions of penguins' ancient dinosaur fossils and huge blue whales' Antarctica is our last great wilderness. This fascinating picture book brings to life this extreme and exciting continent for young children' exploring its icy landscape and extraordinary wildlife. It also shows the incredible scientific research that happens there and therefore why it is so important that we act to protect this special part of the planet from climate change and plastic pollution.
Catherine Barr is an English writer who writes books to spark questions, inspire curiosity and provoke action to protect the natural world. After campaigning with Greenpeace for years, she trained as a journalist and became Editor at the Natural History Museum, writing exhibitions. She wrote her first book The Story of Life (in collaboration with the Museum) after searching in vain for a simple science book about evolution for her children. It was shortlisted for The English Association Picture Book Award and long listed for the School Library Association Information Book Awards in 2016.
She has now written over 25 nonfiction picture books and is a proud Patron of Reading of a local school on the Welsh borders. Catherine visits schools around the UK to run workshops on evolution, endangered species and many other issues that have inspired her books.
Jean Claude is a self-taught illustrator from the UK, currently living and working in Brooklyn, New York.
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