Discover why we must protect Okavango Delta from climate change.
Explore the Okavango Delta, Africa’s incredible inland wetland, a sparkling jewel at the heart of the Kalahari Desert. This richly illustrated picture book brings to life this extraordinary region for young children, navigating its maze of shimmering lagoons, meandering channels and overgrown islands teeming with wildlife. In this watery wilderness, lion, cheetah, leopard and African wild dog share the floodplains with large herds of elephant and buffalo. It delves into the important role wetlands play in reducing the effects of greenhouse gases and showcases the rich wildlife and diverse communities that can all be found there and therefore why it is so important that we act to protect this special part of the planet from the impact of climate change.
After campaigning with Greenpeace for years, Catherine Barr trained as a journalist and became an editor at the Natural History Museum, writing exhibitions. She now writes books for children. Her first book, The Story of Life, was shortlisted for The English Association Picture Book Award and long-listed for the School Library Association Information Book Awards. She lives in the Welsh Borders.
Jean Claude is a self-taught illustrator from the UK. He lives with his partner and child, and their cat. When he's not drawing he loves making ceramics in a local studio, visiting the botanical gardens and baking bread. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.