SILVER SPRING, Md, April 13, 2014 – Earth day is upon us, and it is never too early to help little ones realize the role they play in maintaining our planet. To celebrate we have a pair of books in the Teenie Greenies series by Jan Gerardi.
The first is called The Little Composter and it is a lift-the-flap board book. It begins with pages featuring fruits and vegetable whole, but when the flap is lifted it shows just the part of the food that would be left after eating, the part that you would compost. Then a little boy joins us and tells us other things that can go into the compost bin and how to tend to it. The boy is rewarded with compost for the following year’s garden, which he tends to help his plants grow.
Eco People on the Go is also a lift-the-flap board book. This one talks about all the eco-conscious ways of travel from hiking and biking to taking a bus and carpooling.
Teenie Greenies are well suited to toddlers and preschoolers. The simple words and bright colors are perfectly suited to short attention spans. Also, being board books they are more sturdy under the abuse of little hands. These stories would bore kindergarteners, so the best age range here would be 2-4.
Follow-up titles, The Little Recycler and The Little Gardener, have also been published.
Jan Gerardi has illustrated numerous children’s books, but the Teenie Greenies series books are the first ones that she has written as well.
The Little Composter (ISBN: 978-0375-85412-5) and Eco People on the Go! (ISBN:978-0-375-85413-2) were published on February 9, 2010 by Random House Children’s Books. They are available as board books.
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