“Findus has drawn a picture for Pettson and wants to give it to him, but where is he? Findus searches everywhere asking everyone he meets, but nobody seems to know, not the hens or the cows, nor even the muckles. Will Findus find Pettson?
This delightful board book follows the antics of Findus, the endearing cat in the stripy dungarees, on another adventure as he goes in search of Pettson. Swedish author and illustrator Sven Nordqvist’s gorgeous illustrations work just as well in a small board book format as they do in the larger sized picture books. Young children will fall in love with Findus and enjoy following the story and looking at the illustrations.”
We had a lovely review for Small Steps to Less Waste from Saffia Farr, Editor of Juno magazine. Thanks Saffia.
Small Steps to Less Waste: Stories to Inspire Change by Claudi Williams, Quickthorn
This book is inspirational. It’s a collection of stories and reflections from people who have adapted their lifestyles or set up groups in response to the climate crisis. Claudi Williams’ family set out to live without plastic for a year, and she describes what they learnt and how we can gradually change our habits. Paul Hofman writes about repairing things and repair cafes. Anita van Rossum describes moving to Stroud to support the work of Polly Higgins, “the Earth lawyer”.
What I enjoyed about this book is the range of contributors and how they are all doing such different things. It’s not prescriptive – you must do this – but it inspires you to reflect on your own life and how you might try and reduce your impact. It’s also full of beautiful images and lots of useful facts, and links for more information. It’s a fantastic resource in so many ways: there are patterns to make cloth sanitary pads and cloth bags for vegetable shopping, recipes for plastic-free cleaning products and cosmetics, and instructions on how to patch or repurpose clothes. The climate crisis is overwhelming and it can feel desperate, but books like this can encourage us to keep going and to give us hope that, if we all work together and share our stories, we can make a difference. Saffia Farr, Juno magazine
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