Beetles for Breakfast

... and other weird and wonderful ways we could save the planet

Illustrator: Jisu Choi

Binding: Hardcover

Imprint: Flying Eye Books

Age 7+

Science & Technology: General Interest

We all know the effects that climate change and global warming are having on our planet – but what we don’t all know is some of the strange, and often bizarre ways scientists are working to find practical and imaginative answers to these big problems.

Following a day in the life of an average child, we see how some of these inventions could fit into everyday life: from brushing your teeth with biodegradable algae, to eating beetle burgers for lunch and coming home to do your homework with a pen containing ink made from exhaust fumes. With a mixture of abstract, infographic-style artwork and topical, funny and expertly-researched facts, children will love seeing familiar scenes with a futuristic twist, teaching them all about the cool, exciting and sometimes quite strange inventions that could be commonplace in the not-so-distant future.


Madeleine Finlay is a freelance science writer, with a first-class Undergraduate Master’s in Physics, Honours Astrophysics and a Master’s in Science Communication. She works with clients such as the BBC and New Scientist, among others.

Jisu Choi is an illustrator based in South Korea. Having started studying art from a young age She’s worked with many clients on a range of products including packaging design and murals. This is her first book.

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