If you’re scared of bushfires then guess what – you’re not alone.
We all are.
Newly published by Lothian children’s books and just in time for our warmer weather, The bushfire book. How to be aware and prepare. Written by Polly Marsden and illustrated by Chris Nixon is an important book to have at home and in the classroom to help calm the nerves of young children and even adults in regards to bushfires.
Last summer was horrendous and many people are still recovering and those not as badly affected still live in fear of this happening again.
Bushfires have always been a part of the Australian landscape but the scale that we experienced last year was devastating on so many different levels. The smoked blocked out the sun, thousands of animals and plants died and many peoples homes and livelihoods were destroyed. We don’t want this to happen again – but what if it does?
And this is where this book is great. It is a tool to use to help to alleviate the worries many of us are feeling now and will continue to feel when we smell bushfire smoke or see images on the news.
The Bushfire book breaks down what bushfires are, who is there to look after us and what we can do to make sure we are safe if a bushfire is close by. A poster is also included which gives children a visual three step plan to refer to so they can know how to be bushfire smart.
I cannot recommend this book highly enough.
Remember: We are smarter when we work together!