A CHESHIRE author has hit back after a climate change denier left a one-star review on one of her children's books.

Anna Smithers published Tree Full of Wonder – her educational rhyming book for children about the magic of trees – in November 2021.

Earlier this year, Anna's book was given a one-star review on Amazon and she was surprised to see the comment left behind by the reviewer in the United States.

Titled 'No Such Thing As "Climate Change", It's WEATHER', the review said: "Childrens books shouldn't include leftist propaganda such as 'climate change'."

While not one to be bothered easily by reviews, Anna was compelled to comment on this one.

She said: "This one got under my skin. I wrote 'Tree Full of Wonder' to give a voice to those who don’t have it.

"To show the unbreakable bond between people and trees. To allow children to fall in love with nature.

"I believe in freedom of speech, the freedom of an individual to articulate their opinion.

"But surely climate change should be our experience already. When you walk in the forest and when you walk in the city, the quality of air is different.

"The city is always warmer during summer, but it feels almost like artificial heat. I mean, that’s real. It’s not made up.

"And if we say 'climate change' is not real, what will be next? Will we reject the idea of deforestation? Pollution of the oceans? Coral reefs dying around the world? Is it because we don’t want to see it? Because we are afraid of change?

"I think the time came when we must take the stand and start taking care of nature. Start facing the consequences of our choices.

"Even if it means a less comfortable life. Even if it means we must sacrifice some things we love. Because by stating that nothing bad happens to our natural world, we head toward a disaster.

"Saying climate change doesn’t exist also contradicts the lives of so many wonderful people who tried to open our eyes to the beauty of our world, of nature, and the damage we cause – Sir David Attenborough, Dr Jane Goodall, Greta Thunberg, Peter Wohlleben.

"Many wonderful activists in the UK are trying to change our future and the future of our children and grandchildren. Their life mission is to find a more sustainable way of living. And I admire them for that. Are all those people wrong?

"My conclusion is that if it means that my book includes leftist propaganda such as 'climate change', then I am proud of that.

"I am proud of imprinting children with ideas on how to improve the world we are living in. How to plant more trees and take care of our planet.

"And if that means I will get bad reviews like that, I am OK with it, because it’s for a good cause."

Out of 129 Amazon reviews for Tree Full of Wonder on Amazon, 99 per cent were three stars or better.

One five-star review said: "This is such a lovely picture book about the bond between people and trees, and the rhyming story flows beautifully.

"It teaches children how to care for our planet and why trees are so important to the world in a fun and engaging way.

"It would be perfect to use in primary schools as part of a project about the environment or nature, and the illustrations are just beautiful – there's so much to explore in them and really draw the reader into the story.

"Such a great book – highly recommended!"