Following are three children's books about caring for the planet we have truly enjoyed:
La Nostra Amica Terra by the Walt Disney Company, Italia
Our Friend the Earth (I couldn't find a link to an English version) is one of our Italian storybooks. Topolino and company, including the quirky Professore De Paperis (Professor Von Drake) discuss various ways they help to conserve water, energy, and resources. Clarabelle Cow carries reusable shopping bags. Minnie makes sure the water is turned off when she brushes her teeth. Daisy Duck takes her bicycle instead of riding in the car. A cute story with relatable characters that reinforces some basic environmental principles.
|Agent A loves book time, too|
We love Charlie and Lola around here; this is one of our new library finds. (Confession: I find it really difficult to hold back a fake British accent when reading this book aloud.) Lola doesn't understand why she can't just throw away the things she doesn't need until big brother steps in with a recycling lesson, which in turn they share with their whole school.
Where Does the Garbage Go? by Paul Showers
This was one of the many books gifted to us last month by our downstairs neighbor. It's part of the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series for ages 5-9. I must admit it surprised me when this became one of our new favorites . . . Agent E even "saved" it from the bookshelf in her room before the packers got to it on moving day. It covers how things "used to be," what is currently in our landfills, how new materials are made from what we recycle, and how we can avoid creating so much waste to begin with.
What earth-friendly books have you and your children found?