Our book today is:
Author: Ellie O'Ryan
Illustrator: Ivanke & Lola
Reading level: 4-8
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Published on: January 2009
What this book is about? (from the the publisher's website)
Everyone's talking about the environment these days, especially kids. But what can kids do? A lot! This book is filled with cool coloring pages, Earth-saving tips, fun facts, and easy activities kids can do to help the environment. It's just what kids need to be green all by themselves!
This coloring and activity book is printed on 100% post-consumer waste recycled paper with soy-ink. The paper is FSC certified.
This is another book of the Little Green Books series of Simon and Schuster Children's Publishing, so I figured out it would be an interesting book. I also thought it would be a fun read for kids as this is both a coloring and activity book. For my surprise I found a book that is not only interesting and fun, but also very educational.
Seriously. I review many children's books and this book has the depth and the clarity you can't find in many other children's books about green issues. Actually I'm quite certain parents will also be able to learn from it a thing or two about climate change, carbon footprint, animals in danger and so on.
Besides the great info, the book offers eco-friendly tips, games (recycle maze), educational activities (it even shows you how to write a letter to an elected official!) and cool coloring pages.
And of course we should add that this book is green not only in its content but also in the way it's printed - it's is printed on 100% post-consumer waste recycled FSC-certified paper with soy-ink.
Bottom Line: As we mentioned with other Little Green Books reviewed here, We are collaborating with Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, so I might not be objective. Still this book is educational, fun and green and I think it would be a great gift to kids on this reading level (4-8)!
If you're looking for other interesting green-themed books, you are invited to check out our green books page on our website's green resources section.
Raz @ Eco-Libris
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