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Sona Sharma, Looking After Planet Earth

Paperback / softback

Main Details

Title Sona Sharma, Looking After Planet Earth
Authors and Contributors      By (author) Chitra Soundar
Illustrated by Jen Khatun
SeriesSona Sharma
Physical Properties
Format:Paperback / softback
Dimensions(mm): Height 198,Width 129
Category/GenreNovember Childrens Books
November Childrens - Fiction
ISBN/Barcode 9781406398120

Publishing Details

Publisher Walker Books Ltd
Imprint Walker Books Ltd
Publication Date 5 August 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom


Sona Sharma combats climate change. When Sona learns about the climate crisis at school and is very worried that no one is doing enough to combat it, she takes up the challenge herself. But Appa isn't amused when Sona throws out her baby sister's nappies and Thatha isn't happy when she tells him to get rid of his colour-coded plastic files. When Sona learns that many of the kolams - the traditional art that people draw in front of their homes to celebrate the winter months and the festival season - are not organic, she sets out to make some big changes by getting everyone involved.

Author Biography

Chitra Soundar grew up in Chennai, India. An award-winning author of more than 40 books for children,she loves writing picture books, fiction, non-fiction and verse. Chitra travels the world visiting schools and appearing at festivals to bring Indian stories to children everywhere. Jen Khatun's work is inspired by the natural world, the books on her shelves and the hidden magical moments found in everyday life. She says, "Being of Bangladeshi heritage meant that Chitra's story reminded me of the close bonds, traditions and memories of my family life. As a grown up, I cherish every profound life-teaching my family gifted me; they have made me who I am today."


For early readers looking to explore how they can make a difference to the environment, Sona Sharma has loads of great ideas. [...] Soundar weaves elements of Indian traditional customs seamlessly into the story, which is well-paced in short chapters, illustrated by Jen Khatun that readers new to chapter books will appreciate. * The Irish Times * This gentle tale is one of a series of delightful chapter books about Sona and her extended family and is peppered with interesting details about Hindu traditions, culture and food. The short chapters and expressive black-and-white illustrations make it ideal for independent young readers. * BookTrust *