Climate Change Team

(Finished manuscript)

  • Contemporary story in prose at 800 words
  • Intended for ages 3-8
  • Themes include creative thinking, teamwork, connection to wildlife, and curiosity in children
  • Shortlisted for the 2022 Little Peeps Book Awards for Early Readers & Picture Books, a division of the Chanticleer International Book Awards

Five-year-old Sol greets his neighbor Fortia as she rushes to a Q&A session on climate change at her middle school. Fortia only has a few minutes to explain to Sol that melting ice is what lies at the heart of the problem. Feeling excluded from an important conversation, Sol builds his own “team”, starting with a little bug he calls Fred. After spending all day digging deep into why the ice is melting, they are eager to share their thoughts with Fortia and Fortia as she comes home from school eager to find a teammate to help find answers to such a complex question.

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