|Earth hour : a lights-out event for our planet
Author: Heffernan, Nanette
From famous monuments to family homes, it's lights out for everyone around the world who participates in Earth Hour--the annual event that honors energy conservation and addresses climate change by encouraging everyone to turn off their lights for one hour on a specific date each March.
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Booklist - 12/15/2019 This appealing picture book opens with children and adults using energy day and night, all over the world. Energy warms our soup, our bath water, and our homes. It brightens our cities and landmarks at night. But each year, at 8:30 on a Saturday night near the spring equinox, people around the globe turn out their lights in observance of Earth Hour. As the informative back matter states, that action signifies “a pledge to live more sustainably and conserve energy” all year long. Brief but effective, the even-handed text guides readers to scenes of people, usually families, often with visual clues in the background indicating locations on every continent. In the beginning, these scenes are brightly lit, but after Earth Hour begins, the same people and places are lit by the moon, stars, and aurora australis. Like the text, Luu’s beautiful digital illustrations create a positive, peaceful tone, depicting a variety of people around the world, united in their determination to protect our shared planet by conserving energy. A hopeful picture book introducing Earth Hour. - Copyright 2019 Booklist.
School Library Journal - 01/01/2020 PreS-Gr 2—This short, sweet, and to the point picture book about energy conservation spotlights Earth Hour. Every March, people all over the world turn off their electricity for one hour in order to save energy. Heffernan explains what energy and electricity are and how the entire planet uses these resources. Each turn of the page shows how people in a different part of the world use electricity, from keeping their homes warm and cool to making food to keeping people and their clothes clean. Luu's gorgeous visuals depict a contrast throughout the book of what different locations on the planet look like with lights on and with lights off. Back matter describes Earth Hour and why it is important to conserve energy. The author's note shares the inspiration for this book. VERDICT An easy-to-read text with great visuals. A serviceable addition to any library's conservation section.—Kristin Joy Anderson, Lewis University, Romeoville, IL - Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.