Uncle Marlow's Machine9780648702429
Finally! A kids' book about climate change
A fun and inspiring story that will spark the conversation we all know we need to have.
What is this picture book about?
Join little Henry as he heads off on a journey to visit his wacky uncle at a farm far, far away. When Henry finally arrives, he discovers something incredible. Uncle Marlow’s been building a secret machine! But what is it? And why don’t the city people like it?
Infused with a touch of satire and a lot of goodwill, this is the story you need to be reading to your little ones to protect our climate future.
This beautiful book will be remembered in decades to come as the awakening we all needed.
Who is this book for?
If you’re looking for a children’s book about climate change, or simply want a heart-warming story with a purpose to share with your children, nieces, nephews or grandchildren, this book makes the perfect purchase or gift.
Why do we need a kids’ book about climate change?
Climate change is the preeminent issue of our time, and will likely define our children’s future. Already, the global average temperature has warmed more than 1.1 degrees celsius, and we’re already seeing the disastrous effects of this - from crippling floods, to dangerously long droughts, and of course, horrific bushfires.
In encouraging news, though, a lot of the solutions we need to solve climate change already exist. From using wind farms and solar panels for our power, to harnessing regenerative agriculture and cultivating seaweed, we’ve got the methods and the resources to stop climate change right now - and even to reverse it. We just need a generation who believes in those solutions enough to bring them into everyday life.
Let’s raise a generation of superheroes who want to take action on climate change, and continue to protect our beautiful planet.
An excerpt from the story
He’s in his barn when he hears our truck rumble to a stop, and he quickly pulls the barn doors closed.
“We’ve come to see your machine!” I yell, pointing at the big red barn with both hands, as Uncle Marlow walks outside.
Dad sighs. “You weren’t supposed to say anything, Henry…”
“What are you talking about, Squirt?” asks Uncle Marlow, yanking on my cheeks.
“Does it fly, or jump in the sky?” I ask. “Or does it swim in the ocean with its long propeller?”
With coal pollution causing known damage to people’s health and acting as a key player in climate change, alternative energy solutions are a big topic! Uncle Marlow’s Machine is honest and clear, its writing style attributing a sense of responsibility to the reader. The illustrations in this story make a real impact. Beautiful green fields contrast with smoky skies and dirty power plants, and this helps to demonstrate the story’s theme.
what an amazing book. This book brings back so many different memories that are so special.
Thank you xo
Love how this book has managed to tie a complex topic into something fun for kids. Nicely done! I'll buy again
A very special story and we loved the illustrations. It's a shame your first allocation of books has sold out though. When are more coming?
Been looking for something like this for a while. My son loved the story! Only suggestion is that you provide more example of the story on your website. Thanks!