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KID’S REVIEWS

By Lyda Whiting

 

EARTH REMEMBERS WHEN

Written by Dawn Wynne, Illustrated by Gloria Piņeiro

Once, the earth was beautiful, with pristine oceans and clean air. Forests covered the land, and creatures large and small were plentiful. Once, people cared for the earth, conserving resources to protect the world they loved. Once, food was eaten fresh and came directly from the land and the sea.

Look at the beauty of the ocean, and then confront the devastating results of water pollution. See the beauty of the trees, and then learn about deforestation.

The earth is still beautiful, and people are working together to heal, preserve, and protect the planet we share. This book encourages children to learn about the issues, and contribute to the solutions by growing gardens, recycling, and reusing things in creative ways.

Lovely double-page illustrations of the beauty of the world, and fold-out pages powerfully showing the threats to that beauty, make this book a compelling call to action.

Recommended for ages 5-8.

Published by Dawning Press, this book is available at your local bookstore.

 

CABO & CORAL

GO SURFING

Written by Udo Wahn, Illustrated by Jami Lynn

Cabo and Coral check out the waves at their local beach. Surfs up, and soon they are in the water with their boards, riding the waves and enjoying the natural beauty all around them. Sea turtles and fish swim nearby, and dolphins playfully leap in and out of the waves with them. Later, Cabo and Coral watch the sunset over the ocean after a great day spent in the water.

This book will capture the imaginations of young readers, with its fun characters and colorful full-page paintings of the beauty of the ocean and beach. Children will learn in a positive lighthearted way about surfing as well as how they can help the delicate ecosystem of the coastline.

Recommended for ages 3 and up.

Published by Craft Print International, this book is available at your local bookstore.

 

DRAW PLUS SCIENCE

Written and illustrated by Freddie Levin

Draw your way to scientific knowledge! Learn how to draw an octopus and a fish, and why one is an invertebrate and one is a vertebrate. Draw butterflies and moths while observing the differences. Plant a bean and draw its changes to record its growth. Draw frogs while learning about life cycles. Draw trees and landscapes, and learn about seasonal changes and environmental adaptation.

Children will create drawings of all kinds of animals and plants, and learn science at the same time. Easy drawing lessons illustrate scientific concepts such as adaptation, classification, and characteristics of living things.

This activity book uses the author’s proven step-by-step technique to teach drawing. Children will combine simple shapes to create plants, birds, insects, animals, and people. At the same time, each section of the book introduces and reinforces science lessons in a hands-on way.

For ages 6 and up.

Published by Peel Productions, this book is available at your local bookstore.

 

THE BUG BARIANS

Written by Marty Byk, Illustrated by JoAnn DiMaggio

Deep in the lush grass of the park are five bugs known as the Bug Barians. Clumsy Clonk stole an acorn, and now the bugs are running as fast as they can. They are running away from an angry squirrel who wants his acorn back. If only the Bug Barians can make it back to their boat, the Leaf Erikson! And this is only the start of their adventures.

Set sail with this funny crew of little Vikings. Cross vast waters — like the park’s small pond. Explore strange lands —like the playground. Encounter enormous beasts — like a peaceful duck just trying to have an afternoon nap.

Children will laugh at the antics of these tiny heroes. There are charming portraits of all the silly characters, and a huge adventure to be had.

For ages 3 - 5.

Published by Bug Barians Limited LLC, this book is available at your local bookstore.