WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE GREEN?: A PICTURE BOOK ABOUT MAKING ECO FRIENDLY CHOICES AND SAVING THE PLANET! , by Rana DiOrio and Addy Rivera Sonda, Little Pickle Press; 2nd edition, Aug. 3, 2021, Hardcover, $17.99 (ages 4-8)
Discover ways to help protect the Earth in Rana DiOrio and Addy Rivera Sonda’s What Does it Mean to Be Green?
What does it really mean to be green? The answers might surprise you! From turning off the water while you brush your teeth to walking to the park instead of driving, and even recycling or reusing old artwork, there are all kinds of things kids can do to help keep the earth clean and healthy! With lots of amazing facts and helpful tips, readers will learn all about how their small choices can make a big difference. —Synopsis provided by Little Pickle Press
What Does it Mean to Be Green? is a cute introduction into sustainability. It promotes the five Rs of zero-waste living — refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle and rot. The book doesn’t go into a lot of detail, but the ideas (like picking up trash, walking instead of riding in a car, using both sides of paper, etc.) will most likely resonate with young readers.
Sweet illustrations give readers a greater sense of what they’re being encouraged to do.
The suggested age range for What Does it Mean to Be Green? is 4-8. Given its simplicity, I would suggest a bit younger, ages 3-6.
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