GRETA AND THE GIANTS by Zoë Tucker and gorgeously illustrated by Zoe Persico is quite literally one of the best children’s books I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading. I will sing this book’s praises to the brightest stars in the universe and all the way back because that’s how good it is. The biggest problem I have with this book is the fact that the “giants” of our world are nothing like the giants of hers who eventually learn and make an effort to change the horrible things they have done to the planet.
The plot of this book somewhat loosely follows the story of Greta Thunberg and how she became a voice for the earth as she protested against the actions of the world and spoke out about climate change. She is a young girl who grew to feel very strongly about all the horrible things that people have done to the planet they call their home and is actually making an effort to do something about it. This story follows Greta, who lives in the forest, as she protests against the actions of the giants–adults–in order to make them aware of the damage they cause.
It’s a wonderful and beautiful tale that I instantly fell in love with.
Illustrations in Greta and the Giants are some of the most beautiful that I have ever seen in my life. I have to admit that a large part of why I fell so in love with this particular book over several of the other Greta themed children’s stories I’ve read recently is because the illustrations are so charming. Persico did such an excellent job of portraying Greta, her forest, and the giants in their factories that you genuinely felt a part of everything that was happening.
I love it so much.
Greta and the Giants is an absolutely superb children’s book with beautiful illustrations that is a must-read for everyone alive today. I can only hope that her speaking out sparks change for the majority of the world. You can bet that one day, I will be reading this to my children.
I was provided a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.