Winner of the Mom’s Choice award, and recommended by Moms Clean Air Force!
BY JANELLE LONDON AND MATTHEW METZ, CO-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS OF COLTURA
What can two children and a hamster do about climate change and air pollution? Tina and Rory follow gasoline’s trail from the age of the dinosaurs to the family car and beyond, their journey illuminated by the vivid imagination of their new pet hamster, Sparky. Just when Rory has had it with gasoline, Sparky magically finds a solution.
Now available wherever books are sold, this powerful book helps families have important conversations about fighting climate change and making a difference.
Help us maximize the culture-changing potential of this, the first-ever children’s storybook about the harms of gasoline. Order your copy and spread the word.
TEACHERS: PERFECT FOR EARTH DAY (APRIL 22)! THIS BOOK AND THE ACCOMPANYING CURRICULUM PACKAGE MAKE FOR A WONDERFUL EARTH DAY PROJECT FOR GRADES K-4. ORDER A FREE DESK COPY OF THE BOOK AND CURRICULUM PACKAGE TODAY – CONTACT INFO@COLTURA.ORG.
Tina and Rory would like to go green,
but it’s hard when their family car burns gasoline.
Their new hamster Sparky’s a little bizarre.
Just wait ‘til you see what he does with the car!
“Sparky’s Electrifying Tale Is THE Book to Teach Children About Electric Vehicles”
— MOMS CLEAN AIR FORCE
“This visually layered, informative tale uses a whimsical storyline to inspire eco-awareness.”
— KIRKUS REVIEWS
“Sparky’s Electrifying Tale is a wonderful introduction to the concept of electric cars, and makes a compelling case for moving away from fossil fuels sooner rather than later.”
— BLUEINK REVIEW
“Children can be a powerful force for accelerating the transition to electric vehicles—especially if they read this book!”
— JENNIFER GRANHOLM, US ENERGY SECRETARY, FORMER MICHIGAN GOV. AND CNN COMMENTATOR
“Good to see that even the youngest humans are figuring out the gasoline age is over!”
— BILL MCKIBBEN, AUTHOR OF RADIO FREE VERMONT, WINNER OF GANDHI PEACE AWARD AND 350.ORG FOUNDER
“A delightful read-aloud to inspire children and their parents to ‘Go electric!’”
— JUNE SOBEL, AUTHOR OF THE GOODNIGHT TRAIN
“Our planet is in crisis. This important book will help kids understand why, and what we need to change about cars to protect our climate and health.”
— ANDREA MARPILLERO -COLOMINO, PHD, GREEN LATINOS
“Time to ditch gasoline as any kid with this primer can tell you. The future is electric!”
— CHRIS PAINE, DIRECTOR OF WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR
“A science-based story for children and their parents about the importance of ending the use of gasoline and making the switch to electric vehicles.”
— ED BEGLEY, JR., EMMY-NOMINATED ACTOR AND CLIMATE ACTIVIST
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Janelle London, her husband, and two daughters live in a small town in Northern California, where Janelle is recognized by strangers because she walks everywhere. Her daughters, although teenagers, continue to allow Janelle to read aloud to them.
Matthew Metz has three kids and lives in Seattle with his wife, daughter, and dog Coco. He drives an electric car and loves never having to go to a gas station.
Janelle and Matthew lead Coltura, a nonprofit working to accelerate the switch from gasoline to cleaner alternatives by changing policy and culture. Both are former attorneys who are dedicating their lives to protecting the planet.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Coltura is a nonprofit whose mission is to improve climate, health and equity by accelerating the switch from gasoline and diesel to cleaner alternatives. Its vision is a gasoline-free America by 2040 or sooner.