What is Polo talking about with Santa? And why does Santa look so glum? Could it be because the Arctic ice is melting?!
Polo the Bear, hero of the widely acclaimed comic ‘The Adventures of Polo the Bear: a Story of Climate Change’, stars again in this funny, vividly illustrated children’s book to gently uncover some hard truths behind today’s Climate Emergency in a way that children from age 6 can understand and positively engage with.
The book includes a glossary of main climate change terms designed to help young (and not so young) readers understand the essential drivers of today's climate crisis and what they and their families can do to become leaders towards a greener, healthier future.
A perfect Christmas present at a time when caring about our planet has never been more important!
Based in biodiversity-rich Ecuador, Alan wears several hats: he is an author-illustrator, an educator and a conservation biologist. Alan’s work is inspired by the majesty and fragility of nature and the need to do everything we can to protect it.
Alan combines his artistic creativity with his technical experience and knowledge to create scientifically accurate, educational children’s books full of quirky, comic humour and fun action, and usually bearing a message about how everyone can help preserve Nature.
Alan draws the artwork in his comic or picture books by hand and then edits it all digitally.
He is the author of five educational comic books for middle grade children, among which his main ongoing focus is the Captain Polo series about climate change.
Alan is also the author of 3 climate change-themed picture books for children within the 6-8 age range.
Check it all out on Alan’s website, AJH Education Comics and Cartoons: https://alanhesse.com
One reviewer criticised this scene, saying young children will feel upset at seeing Santa lose his cool. I respect her opinion, but I believe its very much a matter of style and culture. I was delighted to receive proof of this: one 7 year old reader from the island of Jersey, UK, said she thought Santa having a tantrum was funny.
At any rate, Santa does have a tantrum - twice - and this adds to the quality of the story telling. As long as the ending is a happy one, which it is, I promise!