Living Green: A Turtle’s Quest for a Cleaner Planet

A family of turtles has gathered to celebrate the wedding of Miss Taylor Turtley. It is a perfect day for all concerned, until suddenly they are pelted with garbage from a passing car on the nearby highway. Outraged, young Thurman the Turtle vows to take decisive action to stop the littering and spoiling of the turtles’ habitat. … Artie Knapp’s Living Green is pleasant enough. Its characters and story are simple and relatable, and its message is positive and worthwhile. More cynical children and adults might be a little put off by the didacticism and heavy-handedness of the storytelling, but the book will be well-enjoyed by younger children.
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Not Your Typical Book About The Environment

With the children’s title Not Your Typical Book About The Environment, author Elin Kelsey has crafted a breezy yet densely informative volume that maintains a positive outlook throughout its 64 pages. In chapters covering the clothes we wear, the food we eat and the toys we play with, Kelsey reveals the many ways we interact with our planet and some of the innovative ideas people are employing to improve our world. Clayton Hanmer’s layouts and illustrations beautifully complement the text, making each page a vast repository of fun facts and surprising trivia. Click through for our full review… Continue reading Not Your Typical Book About The Environment

Poisoned For Profit

In Poisoned for Profit: How Toxins Are Making Our Children Chronically Ill, Philip and Alice Shabecoff present an impeccably researched parallel between the proliferation of environmental toxins and the dramatic increase in chronic childhood disease in the US. Through the voice of a prosecutor giving evidence to a jury, they present a criminal case of chemical assault on children. The victims’ stories are woven through the book, as is the complex web of chemical corporations, government agencies, politicians, scientists, lawyers and lobbyists that are perpetrators and co-conspirators in this heinous crime. The book asks: Where is the justice for the children?
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