We are delighted to welcome Leisa Stewart-Sharpe to the blog today, whose non-fiction book What a Wonderful World (available here) is available now.
What a Wonderful World is illustrated by Lydia Hill and whisks budding conservationists (8+) off on a tour of our planet – from steamy jungles and towering mountaintops to great polar wildernesses. Along the way, they learn about what’s happening to our planet and meet 35 Earth Shakers who are standing up for nature. Best of all, the book is jam-packed with practical tips that young people can put into action today.
Leisa stopped by this week to share some downloadable resources for teachers to use the new book to help classes learn about what it’s like to be a young orangutan living in the Sumatran jungle, as described in her book What A Wonderful World.
WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE!
Guest post by Leisa Stewart Sharpe, author of What a Wonderful World (available here)
Hello, my name is Leisa Stewart-Sharpe and I write books that take little readers to wild places and bring them face-to-face with wild creatures without ever leaving home!
My new book is called ‘What a Wonderful World’. It’s illustrated by Lydia Hill and takes budding conservationists on a journey around our planet, visiting its diverse biomes – from snow-capped mountains to golden grasslands. Along the way, you’ll learn what changes are happening to our planet and meet the extraordinary people (who I like to call Earth Shakers) working hard to protect it.
As it’s back to school, I thought what better activity for budding conservationists than to give YOU a chance to experience what it’s like to go back to. . .
. . . JUNGLE SCHOOL!
For What a Wonderful World I interviewed almost everyone in it and worked with them to bring their stories to life. As you can imagine, it took YEARS to make. One of the most memorable interviews I did was with Dr Peter Pratje, who has spent 20 years living and working with orangutans in the wilds of Indonesia.
I phoned Peter while he was in the jungle, and he told me what it’s like to spend a day in orangutan school. Now is your chance to experience it too.
Click here if you’d like to have some fun being an orangutan for the day in your very own JUNGLE SCHOOL.
If you want to read more stories about Earth Shakers or tips on how to tread more lightly on the planet, pick up a copy of my book at: https://smarturl.it/WonderfulWorldBook
Click here to download Leisa’s jungle school lesson resources.
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And check out the fun activities on her website at www.leisastewartsharpe.com
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Many thanks to Leisa for joining us on the blog today and sharing the lesson resources with us. For more about the book, follow the other stops on the blog tour.
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