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Product details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Age Range: 7 - 11 years
  • Publisher: Phoenix Yard Books; Reprint edition (1 April 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1907912223
  • ISBN-13: 978-1907912221
  • Product Dimensions: 26.7 x 0.5 x 26.7 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,772,364 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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First published in French in 2009 and translated into English by Sarah Ardizzone for its 2013 publication in Great Britain, this picture-story book is likely to appeal greatly to readers aged from 9 to 19 - and well beyond! At the heart of the comedy, with the help of boldly brilliant illustration, there is the serious topic of global warming. In its own clever way, this topic is set before all readers. - The School Librarian

The humour is perfect for young readers, but the seriousness of the problem is not diluted... If you are looking for a way of introducing children to this important topic,Hot Airis ideal. - English 4-11

This book sheds a humorous light on the problems of global warming. There aren't going to be many kids that don't giggle every time the cows' farting problem gets mentioned but it isn't just about grabbing their attention using a 'naughty' word. The writing is eye-catching with changes of font size, and the illustrations are bright and quirky with lots of weird and wonderful contraptions that the animals use in their investigations. The story gives lots of scope for asking 'what would you do?' and encouraging children to think about global warming and perhaps come up with their own suggestions of how it might be tackled.


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About the Author

Sandrine Dumas Roy is a journalist and film director, reporting on sustainable development and other issues of environmental concern. The idea for Hot Air came from an article she read in a scientific journal. Emmanuelle Houssais is an illustrator and graphic designer, based in Nantes, France. Hot Air is her second of four illustrated books for children. Sarah Ardizzone is a translator from the French, based in London. Sarah's other translations for Phoenix Yard Books include I Have the Right to Be a Child, Little Red Hood and Mr Leon's Paris.

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