ABOUT ‘THE TANTRUM THAT SAVED THE WORLD’
“THE TANTRUM THAT SAVED THE WORLD” is a remarkable new, award-winning children’s book by Australian writer and illustrator, Megan Herbert, and climate scientist, Michael E. Mann, about a little girl who stares down the climate crisis and channels tantrum power into positive action to save the world.
The book consists of three parts. The first part is a story about a little girl who inherits a huge problem she didn’t ask for, feels all kinds of frustration as she tries to solve it, and then channels those strong emotions into positive action, inspiring all those around her to do the same. It’s ideal for kids aged 4-8.
The second part explains the science of climate change to children in language they can understand, telling the stories of the climate refugees that appear in the story, and how all their lives are interconnected. This is ideal for 8-12-year-olds and as a resource for parents and teachers.
An Action Plan then outlines simple and positive actions every person can take to make a real difference and to become the heroes of their own stories.
Fully funded on crowdfunding platform Kickstarter in just 5 days, this book has been getting a lot of attention from some high-profile celebrity environmentalists, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Naomi Klein, Bill Nye, Morgan Fairchild, and Bill McKibben, to name just a few, who have all praised the book and its message.
The book won a 2018 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award for books about environmental issues.