"Where the Buttercups Grow" is a great children's book, and we're not saying it just because we're collaborating with the publisher, Aaspirations Publishing, to plant a tree for every copy sold, but because we really think so, and that's also the feedback we got from couple of kids in the Eco-Libris family we asked to check it out.
This book is beautifully written by Shelley Meyer and vividly illustrated by her daughter Tessa Meyer (in the photo above at the first book launch in Surrey).
Here's the short version of what this book is about (the longer version can be found here):
In a beautiful field, the buttercups grow, but when two children have no respect for nature, garbage begins to pile up high. Are the days of the buttercups over, or will help come to rescue the buttercups from a fate more deadly than illness? See the difference that children can make when they set their mind to it and decide to take care of Mother Earth.
Hi Shelley. What led you to write this beautiful book? I wanted to learn more about the book and the author and I asked Shelley Meyer to join us for an interview, and here it is:
I wanted to learn more about the book and the author and I asked Shelley Meyer to join us for an interview, and here it is:
I have 23 years experience teaching children and in that time am raising two of my own. Needless to say, I have read many books to many children, and have always thought how great it would be to write one of my own. So, having seen "The Bucket List" movie, which encourages doing things you want to do, and not just talking about it, I was motivated to get going on writing my own book.
I wanted the book to be about something that would teach children that they can make a difference to our world, one step at a time, as this is something I have always incorporated in our learning. We are part of the Adopt a Street Program, which means we pick up garbage on our street, we have been part of the Bulb planting program in our community, we have always planted a "graduation tree" for the class, we recycle and we always acknowledge Earth Day.
Because most children are familiar with buttercups. You know, holding one under your chin to see if you like butter. They are also such a visible wild flower that I knew most children would be acquainted with them.
You can purchase a copy of the book at http://www.aaspirationspublishing.com/where-the-buttercups-grow.html
Raz @ Eco-Libris
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