Think Green! Win this wonderful children’s book. See details below.
We have made such a mess of this Planet with our overconsumption, wasteful habits, and lack of respect for the environment. In rectifying this situation, we must teach our young to be good stewards of the Earth so they don’t make the same mistakes we’ve made.
Think Green!, a new children’s book created by Jeanine Behr Getz, is a wonderful tool to teach our children how simple actions can ensure that the Planet remains safe for all creations that inhabit it. Throughout the book Millicent and her friends illustrate greener choices that reduces their impact on our world.
Many of the choices are easy “no brainer” concepts that if instilled young enough, they will become routine in our children’s lives. For example, in the book Freddy turns off the TV and lights when he leaves his room. How many of you constantly heard from your parents growing up, “we don’t own the electric company” to urge us to turn off the lights? I still say this today to my own children since it was instilled in me as a young child.
To make the book appealing to children and adults alike, she teamed up with Jenny Nightingale to illustrate this book to engage her young readers with bright, vivid pictures. Take a glimpse of some of the colorful pages.
Although the book is geared to children ages 3 through 7, the lessons learned from the book are not limited to children. Thinking greener is ageless and adults are never too old to learn new tricks. Teaching by example is the easiest way for our children to learn.
In writing this book, Getz realized that it too would have impact on the Earth. Just think how much paper, water and chemicals are used to publish books. Everything we do has impact even for a positive cause. To limit the book’s impact, it was published from paper made out of 100% recycled fiber and 50% post consumer waste, and was processed without chlorine. Soy-based ink was used to print the book. In addition, the electricity used to manufacture the books was offset by Green-e certified renewal energy certificates. The back cover of the book illustrates how the methods used to print the book saved a specific amount of natural resources.
So, for a child’s next birthday present, holiday gift, or “just because” gift, treat that special child in your life to this terrific book. You can buy it here.
For a special treat, take a child to one of Getz’s reading events.
Think Green! is the first venture of Getz and Nightingale through their company, Kids Think Big. They plan to produce additional books and electronic media to help “Kids understand big ideas at every age.”
Getz has been kind enough to send me a book (in a recycled content Jiffy mailer, no less) for one of Green Talk’s lucky readers. This contest will run until Friday, May 16 at 6PM eastern time. Tell me one lesson you would like to teach a child (green or otherwise.) Good Luck everyone.
Update: I have extended the contest to Tuesday due to the site having problems.
Photos by permission of Kids Think Big LLC.