What a Waste by Jess French

Action: Read “What a Waste” with your child

NB: This is not a sponsored article and we have no affiliation to the author or publisher of this book.

This simple action is to read Jess French’s best-selling children’s book, What a Waste, to or with your child or children. If you don’t have children, why not read it yourself anyway, or maybe you could consider buying a couple of copies for your local primary school or church?

Education is critical

We need to educate our children (as well as learn more ourselves) about the environmental damage we are causing and the measures that need to be taken to address it.

This book is the number one on the Amazon list for children’s books about the environment. We think it should be a staple for youngsters – alongside The Tiger Who Came to Tea and the Mog books (although those don’t count for eco-issues!)

It’s bright, colourful, informative and pitched at the right level. The illustrations are engaging and although the recommended age range is 7-9, we think it’s much broader than that.

The book

The book is full of ideas for your child to become a “planet-defending hero”:

  • some shocking facts about the waste we produce and where it goes
  • information about our Earth’s limited resources
  • your rubbish is another man’s treasure
  • small changes to take your home from wasteful to efficient
  • about our oceans
  • about super recycling
  • … and much, much more

Author Jess French is a passionate conservationist and veterinarian committed to protecting the beautiful world we live in; why not introduce your young ones to some of that passion?

Take action

By introducing this book to children we can help them understand our environment at an early age and avoid the mistakes made by previous generations. It’s absolutely critical – we cannot expect things to change if people don’t understand the problems. By introducing these ideas to your child you will be:

  • helping them learn about a critical problem
  • inspiring them to learn more and in more depth
  • perhaps inspiring the next generation of ecologists and conservationists
  • encouraging reading as an activity

Please take the action – buy the book using the link below and read it with your child.

And, if you haven’t done so already, please sign up to our bulletin “Take Action” using the form below, and thank you for your support.

Scroll to Top
Scroll to Top