Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

How to Save the World with a Chicken and an Egg by Emma Shevah

How to Save the World with a Chicken and an Egg is a wonderful eco-adventure. Full of facts and tips about how to help save the earth, it combines mystery with a new friendship and a unique relationship with animals. Nathanial and Ivy tell the story from their individual points of view as they try to make sense of their families and all the challenges life throws at them.

Ivy lives with her foster parents who care about her deeply but don’t understand her Dr Dolittle tendencies. Ivy can communicate with animals. She empathises with their circumstances and wants to make the world a better place by helping one animal at a time. She just doesn’t understand why others aren’t as bothered as she is.

Nathanial is spending the summer with his estranged mother. Having lived with his grandmother for most of his life, he is faced with huge changes after her death. Passionate about eco-facts and incredibly anxious in new situations, he finds it a struggle to find his place in a new town.

Ivy senses that something  big is coming. Something that needs their help even if that will mean breaking rules and taking risks. Together, Ivy and Nathanial need to step up to do what is right and show the adults that they should be taken seriously.

How to Save the World with a Chicken and an Egg is honest and real. The children’s passionate voices come through loud and clear. They are charming and determined – I couldn’t help but want to adventure alongside them, cheering them on.

Readers are sure to be empowered by this story and want to take action to help animals. The huge list of practical ways kids can help is the perfect ending to such a meaningful story.

Thank you to Chicken House Books for this powerful book.

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