Following the success of its collection of spoof kids books for adults, including ‘The Mid-Life Crisis’ and ‘The Hipster’, Penguin’s revamped Ladybird range has commissioned its funniest title yet, ‘Climate Change’, which is set to be co-authored by Prince Charles.
The book was pitched by Charles himself, who decried the absence of an accesible guide to the dangers of climate change. And so, the heir to the throne has kindly taken some time out from lobbying senior politicians to educate us plebs on the environment.
In keeping with Ladybird style, each page of the book will show a large picture with a few simple words below. Apparently the authors worked ‘very hard to make sure that each word did its job’ – just to make sure us little folk can understand what our clever Prince is saying. Given Charles’ previous claim that the current war in Syria was caused by climate change, this new book promises to be a gripping read.
It’s no secret that Charles is an environmentalist – he has repeatedly aired his concern that we are ruining the planet at our grandchildren’s expense. And it should come as no surprise that a member of the monarchy – a hangover from a time when self-rule was viewed with revulsion – would prefer the ‘natural’ order over humanity striving for more.
While the book is yet to be published, it’s safe to say that it will most likely tell us to stop doing X, stop using Y and stop eating Z. We will, once again, be told that human activity is a threat to our planet.