COPE Books for Children: Earthquakes

Submitted by Christine Messervy | published 29th Apr 2022 | last updated 30th Jun 2022
Cover of the Earthquakes book

Summary

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 ready and prepared for natural hazards and disasters. Make the difference, be ready!

COPE will teach children how to be ready for Earthquakes – Drop, Cover and Hold! Join COPE on their Earthquake mission to Colima, Mexico, where they put their disaster risk reduction skills into action.

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The COPE team packs their earthquake survival bags. 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 earthquake 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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