Planet SOS

22 Modern Monsters Threatening Our Environment (and What You Can Do to Defeat Them!)

Binding: Hardcover

Imprint: What on Earth Books

Age 6+

Educational: Geography

Our planet is sending out an SOS. From global warming to plastic soup, real-life environmental monsters are threatening our climate, wildlife and ecosystems at every turn. But there’s lots you can do to fight back!

In this surprising look at today’s big environmental issues, discover how you can make a difference in the battle against these modern-day menaces. On each page you’ll learn about the causes and impact of environmental problems, as well as the some everyday ways you can combat them. Find out how taking a bike ride instead of going for a drive protects us from climate change, or how eating your vegetables can help to prevent deforestation. Each page also draws comparisons to mythical monsters from cultures across the planet, emphasising the global nature of the environmental crisis.

A stunningly illustrated call to action for eco-warriors of all ages


When finishing her architectural studies in Sweden, Marie G. Rohde entered a children's books competition and began a new and unexpected chapter in her life. Marie swapped plans and diagrams for illustration, print design and living in Barcelona. Her books Taming True Dragons and SOS are the result of a lifelong interest in myths and environmental issues.


Each double-page spread in this colourful, informative and highly original book presents a ‘monster’ that threatens the Earth … Environmental issues are brought to life here and dramatically connected to the child-reader … I am always delighted to see nonfiction books presented to children in creative and appealing ways: this book, in particular, is a hugely impressive example of just that.

Just Imagine

If you find that your own kids, or your own classes at school are groaning every time they hear or see anything about climate change or ecological disaster, this book might just change their minds and bring them back around in a fantastic way. Mixing real-world climate threats with myth and legend is an utterly genius idea and this book is one of the most impressive titles on the subject we’ve seen to date on the blog.

Read it, Daddy!

Intriguing, imaginative and inspiring, Planet SOS is an information book with a difference. Merging mythical monsters, environmental emergencies and monster cards, this is sure to engage the most reluctant of readers … With a glorious world map and timeline, comprehensive glossary and source list, it’s eye-catching, accessible and gives sites for further exploration. And, as a pleasure read, it’s a delight for budding environmentalist. A must have for every school library!

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