S is for save the planet : a how-to-be green alphabet

by Herzog, Brad.

Format: Print Book 2009
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Did you know Americans generate nearly 250 million tons of trash each year? Or that it takes hundreds of years for a polystyrene cup to decompose? Mankind's negative impact on Mother Earth is tremendous and daily bad news can make it feel overwhelming. But all is not lost! S is for Save the Planet: A How-to-Be-Green Alphabet details the many environmental issues we face and then suggests easy-to-take actions that anyone can do. From the particulars of vermicomposting and xeriscaping, to the three R's of responsible waste management, young readers learn how they can be a force of nature in protecting the earth for generations to come.Brad Herzog spends two months every summer traveling across the country with his wife and two young sons and celebrating America's natural wonders. Together, they have visited more than 30 national parks and seashores. This is Brad's eighth alphabet book for Sleeping Bear Press. He lives on California's Monterey Peninsula. Linda Holt Ayriss is the recipient of a silver medal from the Best in the West Society of Illustrators, and has been recognized in the Communication Arts Annual. She is also the author of Sleeping Bear's E is for Evergreen: A Washington Alphabet. Linda lives in Washington State.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This alphabet title aims to raise awareness of diverse environmental issues and offer conservation tips. Each letter's topic is introduced in two rhyming stanzas ( B is for bright idea / a bulb that lasts much longer ), while sidebars of small, dense text, geared toward older readers, detail-related information (an overview of compact fluorescent and incandescent lights, for example) and provide context for each issue's importance. Included throughout are suggestions and practical steps that kids and adults can take to help make a difference. The colorful, realistic illustrations depict children in everyday settings engaged in green activities, such as clearing litter. The rhymes occasionally feel forced, and an index to help guide readers to specific information would have been welcome. Nonetheless, from A ( Appreciation for our planet ) to Z ( zero carbon footprint ), each letter introduces concepts that will inspire thought and action, beyond the familiar Rs of reusing, reducing, and recycling. Web resources are appended.--Rosenfeld, Shelle Copyright 2009 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Environmental protection -- Citizen participation -- Juvenile literature.
Green movement -- Juvenile literature.
Environmental protection -- Citizen participation.
Green movement.
Picture books.
Alphabet books.
Publisher Chelsea, MI :Sleeping Bear Press,2009
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Ayriss, Linda.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 x 29 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9781585364282
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