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Children's Fiction Recycling & Green Living

What Matters

by (author) Alison Hughes

illustrated by Holly Hatam

Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Sep 2016
Category
Recycling & Green Living, Environment, General
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459809123
    Publish Date
    Sep 2016
    List Price
    $9.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
  • Reading age: 3 to 5

Description

What happens when one small boy picks up one small piece of litter?

He doesn't know it, but his tiny act has big consequences. From the minuscule to the universal, What Matters sensitively explores nature's connections and traces the ripple effects of one child’s good deed to show how we can all make a big difference.

 

About the authors

Alison Hughes writes for children of all ages, and her books have been nominated for numerous awards. Alison also volunteers at the Centre for Family Literacy and does frequent presentations at schools, libraries and young-writer conferences. She lives in Edmonton, Alberta, with her husband and three children. For more information, visit www.alisonhughesbooks.com.

Alison Hughes' profile page

 

 

 

Holly Hatam est une fille qui aime porter des vêtements roses et brillants, et parfois, elle porte une cape pour combattre des dragons. Elle est l’illustratrice de Chère fille, et What Matters. Holly habite à Whitby, en Ontario.

 

Holly Hatam is a girl who sometimes likes to wear something pink and sparkly and sometimes dons a cape and fights dragons. She is the illustrator of Chère fille, and What Matters. Holly lives in Whitby, Ontario.

 

Holly Hatam's profile page

Awards

  • Commended, Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award
  • Short-listed, R. Ross Annett Award for Children's Literature
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books starred selection

Editorial Reviews

"Hughes and Hatam make the powerful point that all children can help change the world...A charming addition that teaches about the interrelationships in nature and the importance of recycling."

School Library Journal

"A perfect read-aloud picture book...In the simplest terms, Hughes and Hatam convey a positive and powerful message to young readers: you are not too young to make a difference."

Canadian Children's Book News

"The prose flows very nicely, and the progression of the far-reaching positive consequences of the boy's actions will be easy for even the youngest of children to follow. Illustrations are mixed media, presented in calming blues and greens, and incorporating an eclectic mix of watercolours, ink, and photographic elements."

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"What Matters is brought to life perfectly with Holly Hatam's simple earth coloured drawings...and will be certain to appeal to readers of any age...A very small book with a very large message...providing excellent opportunities for discussion with young listeners in a read-aloud situation. Highly recommended."

CM Magazine

"A beguiling, environmental musing on how one small act can have far-reaching consequences."

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