Monday, April 1, 2013

"S is for Save the Planet"

"S is for Save the Planet: A How-to-Be Green Alphabet" by Brad Herzog

When I first started out looking for picture books related to Earth Day and/or the environment, I wasn't finding books that I felt were worth recommending. But as the "green movement" moves forward, more authors are creatively writing worthwhile books on this subject.

"Appreciation for our planet--that's our letter A. Every April 22nd we celebrate Earth Day. Life everywhere is connected--from land to sea to air. We're all in this together, so let's each do our share. B is for a bright idea-a bulb that lasts much longer. It saves a lot more energy, which makes our planet stronger. B sure to turn off every light. Computers and TVs too. We'll burn less harmful coal that way. It's the least that we can do."

Brad Herzog has written many other books in a similar format like "D is for Dinosaur", "A is for Airplane", "S is for S'mores", and others. In addition to a brief topic mentioned for each letter, there is an expanded column which provides many more facts, history and/or statistics. These books are great for in-depth conversations on a particular topic.

This is definitely a good choice whenever you need a great picture book about helping the environment. You'll learn about conservation, insulation, recycling, trash, ultraviolet rays, vermicomposting, and so much more!

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