Planet SOS by Marie G Rohde

Publication Date: 7 April 2020

The Blurb

Our planet is sending out an SOS. From global warming to plastic pollution, real-life environmental monsters are threatening our world at every turn. Now it’s your chance to challenge them!

Meet the habitat-harming monsters that are ruining the Earth and learn how to vanquish each one.

The fearsome Atmosdragon is heating the planet and causing global warming, while the bright-eyed Glareworm is busy creating light pollution and the Smogosaurus is filling our air with toxic fumes. Each of these beasts is wreaking havoc on our planet and we need heroes – could you be one of them?

Planet SOS cover

The Review

Intriguing,  imaginative and inspiring, Planet SOS is an information book with a difference. Merging mythical monsters, environmental emergencies and monster cards, this is sure to engage the most reluctant of readers.

Combining 22 threats to our environment with mythical monsters, each is explained by the monster itself – how it gets it’s strength, how it is damaging our planet, and how it can be defeated – and has it’s very own monster card too, all of which would be perfect for an environmental game of top trumps.

What do I mean? Well, let’s take the Plaken. Plastic pollution in our seas is as feared by our environment as the Kraken was to sailors many years ago. By combining the two, Marie G Rohde has brought the mythical monster to life as a real threat we face today.


Whether looking at the Plaken, the Atmosdragon or The Ozone Serpent, there are many cross-curricular links to be made with science, geography, history, art and PSHE. With a glorious world map and timeline, comprehensive glossary and source list, it’s eye-catching, accessible and gives sites for further exploration.

And, as a pleasure read, it’s a delight for budding environmentalist. A must for every school library!

Huge thans to Laura and What On Earth Books for sending me a PDF copy for review. I look forward to being able to get a real copy soon!


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