"Carbon Comes out of the Closet" tackles Climate Change, Energy and Fake News in a manner that is so simple, even a child can understand. It is a fun story, written in poetry with rhyme and cadence. It is illustrated by the late, great award-winning Sidnei Marques, who passed away shortly after completing the illustrations for this book.
This book is educational too, in that it shows how carbon dioxide is actually good for the environment. It presents a side of the climate change argument that isn't often heard. The book can be read on one level to a child, and on a much deeper level by a teenager or an adult. It will likely make you laugh out loud. There is a section at the back of the books, "For the adults in the room" that helps explain the concepts in more depth.
The Gary the Go-Cart series was written to balance the conversation surrounding energy and the environment. BB simplifies some rather complicated ideas about energy and climate change. This book is considered informational fiction or informative fiction.
About the Author
After graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Civil Engineering, BB began her career as an engineer for Amoco. A true passion for the environment led her to begin working for an environmental science company, which is what she was doing when she starting writing her first books. In 2016 BB began writing children's books about the energy industry because she believed that there was much misinformation about how the oil and gas industry is bad for the environment and hoped to educate kids and parents alike with fun stories that are factually accurate. All the political craziness of 2020 then compelled her to also begin writing political satire. Conservatives were being persecuted and they needed a little humor. BB is married to Al H Denson and they have four daughters. She had no idea that life would take her in this direction, but she is enjoying the ride and hopes you are too.
Mr. Marques had been a graphic designer since 1980. He began his career in Newark, N.J. His work included airbrushing in canvas and on walls. Mr. Marques designed for multiple newspapers and magazines in Brazil. He was the winner of numerous cartoon competitions in Russia, Germany, London and Brazil. Mr. Marques passed away four days after completing the second book in this series, "Gary the Go-Cart: Carbon Comes out of the Closet".
Jacki Pick (Jacki Daily Show on The Blaze) - "They are really, really cool (books). You gotta buy these for your grandkids. Super cute illustrations...Very well done and clever...I really like it...This is a great children's book. I am loving it...I think these books are really fun...It points out some of the critical thinking points that ought to be pointed out at a young age."
-------"Much like some Disney movies, this book not only appeals to kids, but adults will most definitely get the humor that will go over the kid's heads."
-------"The colourful pictures complemented the story for my young boys to understand how the climate is affected."