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!
After having developed his conservation career in such exciting places as Bolivia, Mexico, Ecuador (including the Galápagos islands) and Colombia Alan decided in August 2018 to quit his job and launch himself 100% towards his first true vocation: having by now published three full-length comic books respectively about natural history, evolution and climate change Alan's dream is to become a best-selling author of comics that combine fiction, non-fiction, humour, satire and adventure in order to educate, entertain, and inspire personal engagement towards bettering our world.
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!