By 'smooshing' the eight billion humans on Earth into one ginormous giant, The Biggest Footprint provides an entertaining and revelatory look at the damage that humanity has inflicted on the planet and how we might be able to begin to rectify it.
Winner of the James Cropper Wainwright Prize for Children's Writing on Nature & Conservation 2022
Meet the mega human: colossal, clueless... and the biggest hope for life on earth.
There are eight billion of us humans. All breathing, eating, fidgeting and thinking deep thoughts. It's an unimaginably large number. Or is it?
The mega human is the result of smooshing all the people in the world together into one spectacular giant (don't try this at home). Even though the mega human is not the smartest of creatures, it is slowly beginning to understand the problems it has created for Planet Earth's future... and how it might be able to fix them.
Making use of brain-bending stats and smoosh theory, The Biggest Footprint is a journey of self-discovery suitable for anyone and everyone identifying as human.
Publisher: Canongate Books
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 505 g
Dimensions: 258 x 190 x 14 mm
'In this creatively presented book about climate change, the Sears effectively personalise the issue for young readers... the visually engaging interplay between image and fact makes the message of this unique book extremely digestible' - Irish Times
'This fascinating, accessible and funny book uses statistics to present the challenges of climate change in a brand-new light. A completely original concept and beautifully illustrated too' - Great British Life
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“Incredibly fun, interactive and visual!”
What would happen if all 8 billion of us got ‘smooshed’ into one big, giant human? Let’s build a smooshing machine and find out…
The Biggest Footprint provides an incredibly fun, interactive and visual way of... More
At the Wainwright Prize shortlist event, I was drawn to this book and to the brothers responsible for it (a writer/illustrator duo). As it won the children’s prize at the ceremony last month I snapped up a copy and... More
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