As a green dad, I'm always on the lookout for informative books that can help to make a better world for my children's future. Ecolibris.net, who plants a tree for each book purchased, put together a nifty list of green book gifts for this past Fathers Day, but not since The Lorax by Dr. Seuss has a whimsically illustrated book come along aimed at sparking serious conversation with kids about the depleted environment they could inherit if each and every one of us don't continue to act.Planet Earth Gets Well synopsis:
Kaplan's Planet Earth Gets Well is presented in a child-friendly format with full-color illustrations by Taillefer Long on every other page. The story revolves around Planet Earth feeling sick with the fever of global-warming, and its Mother Nature nurtures with insights about the human's little Earth plays with. For wee Planet Earth to take better care of himself, he must not let we humans do whatever we please, but rather should encourage us to take better care of him.
The relationship between the health of the planet and the people that live on it is clearly demonstrated for young readers, promoting this awareness as part of their earliest understanding of the world in which they live. Just as today's children are born into a high-tech society, they also inherit many serious environmental concerns. Planet Earth Gets Well promotes responsibility along with a positive message that parents will be able to pass onto their children at an early age in the effort to create an eco-friendly and proactive generation.
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Planet Earth Gets Well by Madeline Kaplan