COPE Books for Children: Cyclones

Submitted by Christine Messervy | published 29th Apr 2022 | last updated 9th Mar 2023
COPE Cyclones - Stay Safe!
Cover of the Cyclones book


The COPE squad, Candy, Ollie, Ping and Eddy are a team of disaster risk reduction agents travelling all over the world to teach children how to be prepared and ready for natural hazards and disasters. Make the difference, be ready!

COPE teamed up with James Cook University to teach children how to be ready for Cyclones – Stay Safe! Join COPE on their cyclones mission to Australia where they put their disaster risk reduction skills into action.

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The COPE Squad explains what to do before a cyclone. Image credit: Martha Keswick, Mariko Jesse, Timothy Sim.

About this book

According to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, children have a vital role in strengthening community resilience. COPE books have been developed in response to that call to empower children.

This child-friendly booklet is for kids 6-12 years old to generate cyclone awareness through animated characters and simple but strong messages.

COPE is a series of illustrated, not for profit storybooks created in 2018 by author Martha Keswick, award-winning illustrator Mariko Jesse and global disaster risk reduction expert Dr Timothy Sim.

For more information about COPE Disaster Champions contact:
Christine Messervy 
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