Sona Sharma, Looking After Planet Earth

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Sona Sharma, Looking After Planet Earth
Written by Chitra Soundar
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ISBN-13: 9781536239843
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Sona Sharma, Looking After Planet Earth

author: Chitra Soundar
illustrator: Jen Khatun

series name:
Sona Sharma

When Sona learns about the climate crisis at school, she worries that nobody is doing enough to combat it. So she takes up the challenge herself! But her family isn’t amused when Sona suddenly gets rid of her sister’s diapers and turns off Thatha and Paatti’s cooling fan during their nap. Sona finds a better way to implement change, at a family meeting where everyone helps make a list of ways to conserve. Energized, Sona sets her sights on the rest of the neighborhood. When she that learns many of the kolams—traditional art that people draw in front of their homes to celebrate the festival season—are not eco-friendly, she makes plans for some even bigger changes. Can Sona convince everyone to get involved—even her own strong-willed grandmother? Charming illustrations bring to life this heartening story and its delightfully eager main character, who is sure to inspire young environmentalists. Back matter includes a vocabulary list and a lesson on how to draw your own kolam.

Sona is determined to get her whole suburban Indian neighborhood to help fight climate change in this second heartwarming story.
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Chapter Book / Paperback
age range:
6 yrs - 9 yrs
# of pages/size:
128 / 5" x 7 3/4"
grade range:
Grade 1 - Grade 4
Indigenous; Social Themes; Science & Nature;
author’s comments:
Chitra Soundar grew up in Chennai, India, in a multigenerational family that was filled with small fights, big laughter, and lots of stories. An award-winning author of more than forty books for children, she loves writing picture books, fiction, nonfiction, and verse. Chitra Soundar travels the world visiting schools and appearing at festivals to bring Indian stories to children everywhere. She lives in London.
illustrator’s comments:
Jen Khatun is an award-winning illustrator whose work incorporates whimsy and playfulness in each line. Based in England, she enjoys living close to the sea and regularly walks through the beautiful downs to fuel her creativity.
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