Friday, November 5, 2010

Little Green Books Review and Giveaway...

ABCD Diaries
2010 Holiday Gift Guide:
Children Ages 0-8

We recently had the wonderful opportunity to review several children's books from Little Green Books.About Little Green Books:
"This new series of books will get little ones excited about going green. From recycling and replanting to creating an awareness of endangered animals and much more, Little Green Books plant the seeds for earth-friendly living at an early age. Each book in this environmentally friendly line is made from recycled materials - proving our commitment to this worthy cause.
Little Green Books is a new eco-friendly series from Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division. As our mission statement explains, each book in this series will be devoted to educating children about the benefits of being green.
Little Green Books will cover a variety of subjects, teaching children about the dangers of global warming, the benefits of recycling, what they can do to help endangered animals, and much more. In I Can Save The Earth!, children can follow Max the Little Green Monster on his journey as he goes from being a litterbug to loving the earth. And in The Polar Bears' Home, children can learn about the polar bears' habitat and how it has become a victim of global warming. On a lighter note, The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle details the journey of a plastic bottle, from a blob of crude oil to a plastic bottle to a fleece sweatshirt! Told in diary form, this humorous tale is sure to give readers a laugh while stressing the significance of the recycling process.
In our storybooks we also include a glossary of terms so that parents and children can learn them together. So if you don't know what "postconsumer" means or what "compost" is, don't worry! Our books provide definitions so that your green vocabulary will grow along with your awareness. If you're already devoted to living green, these books will be a welcome addition to your child's library. And for those of you who aren't totally green yet, you'll still find these stories entertaining and educational.
What sets our books apart from other "green" books is that in addition to the themes, the manufacturing of these books is also environmentally friendly. Our books are printed on recycled materials with vegetable or soy inks. This initiative will continue as the series progresses, from storybooks to cloth books to novelty board books. A unique, innovative new series, Little Green Books plant the seeds of eco-friendly consciousness at an early age so that we can grow a generation of earth-friendly readers."

This Is Our World: A Story About Taking Care of the Earth
by Emily Sollinger Illustrated by Jo Brown
Board Book Recommended for Ages 4-6 $7.99
ISBN-13: 9781416978213 Pub. Date: March 2010
"Do you know what today is? It is Earth Day! On Earth Day we work together to clean up the Earth. It's easy to pitch in. You can pitch in, too! Join the fun on this interactive journey while learning to clean the air, reduce pollution, recycle, and more. Nine double-sided puzzle pieces are included in this book so kids can create two different puzzles! This board book is printed on 70% postconsumer-waste recycled material."
Don't Throw That Away!: A Lift-the-Flap Book about Recycling and Reusingby Lara Bergen Illustrated by Betsy Snyder
Board Book Recommended for Ages 4-6 $6.99
ISBN-13: 9781416975175 Pub. Date: October 2009
"You can keep that trash and reuse it in all kinds of wonderful ways! Do you see that old jar? Don't throw that away! You can turn it into...a new vase! Follow an eco-conscious super hero as he teaches kids how to recycle and reuse common household items! The five large flaps throughout show that ordinary trash is really a treasure. From turning old clothes into fun costumes or an old box into a brand new car, kids will learn that saving the environment is super cool!"

What Do You See?: A Lift-the-Flap Book About Endangered Animalsby Stephen Krensky Illustrated by Amy Schimler
Board Book Recommended for Ages 2-5 $6.99
ISBN-13: 9781416971238 Pub. Date: June 2009
"I show up bright against the sky. I swoop and swoosh and flutter by. What can I be? What do you see?
Stephen Krensky's clever rhyming text entices young readers to guess which endangered species is hiding beneath each flap! From a panda bear to a butterfly, each spread features text and die cuts which hint at the animal's identity, until finally it is revealed by lifting the flap! Composed of 100% recycled material, this playful and interactive new title is both entertaining and educational!"
The Polar Bears' Homeby Lara Bergen Illustrated by Vincent Nguyen
Paperback Recommended for Ages 4-6 $3.99
ISBN-13: 978-1-4169-6787-3 Pub. Date: September 2008
"This 8 x 8 paperback book is perfect-bound and will be printed on 100% post-consumer waste recycled paper with soy-ink. The paper is FSC certified.

What we thought: We absolutely loved these books:) Each book teaches kids how to take better care of our Earth in a colorful and entertaining way showing them that even youngsters can help! These books really got our kids excited about caring for the environment and paved the way for several informative discussions on why we should take good care of the planet. If you are looking for a way to introduce or reinforce these issues with your little ones, these books would be perfect. They are super affordable and there are several to choose from. The website is also super fun and full of age appropriate activities and topics to share with your kiddos. These books would make the perfect gift for the little ones on your list:) ABCD Diaries gives Little Green Books an A+!!

Buy It: Find these awesome books at Little Green Books, or at Amazon, Borders or Barnes & Noble!
Win It: Little Green Books has generously offered FOUR ABCD Diaries readers a gift pack of all 4 books we reviewed!! To enter, leave a comment below telling us who you would be giving these gifts to:)
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Giveaway ends Friday, November 19, 2010 at 11:59cst. Winner will be chosen via random.org and emailed. They will have 48 hours to reply. Open to US and Canadian residents 18+:)

Disclosure: ABCD Diaries was given a set of books for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone.

108 comments:

  1. I would be giving them to my son.
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  12. I would give them to my boy, he loves books! karasceviour at hotmail dot com

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  16. I would be giving these books to my three kids (ages 5, 4, and 2) for Christmas.
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  21. I would give these to my nephews.

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  24. These would be for my granddaughter (as yet unborn & unnamed) who is due in December.
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  26. I would give these to my nephew. I feel that books like these are so crucial in today's world. They promote wonderful causes

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  27. I would give them to my two grandaughters. JD

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  28. I would give them to our kids to enjoy!

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  30. Id give these books to my daughters. They always could use new books to add to their small collection

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  39. It would be wonderful to give these books to my niece's little daughter...how fun!

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  40. I would share these great books with the kids I babysit for but then save them for my classroom so that I can share them with my students! They look very educational and informative in a fun way. Thanks for the giveaway!
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  48. I would give these to my sons. They love to read

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  52. I am going to have twins any day now and would set these aside for the babies for Christmas so they have something to "grow in to" over the next year.

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  64. I would split the books between my 6 year old and 8 year old

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  66. These would be for me..I am trying to collect books for my future grandchild. semtaylor(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  70. My two little girls would love these books.

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  75. i would give these to my daughter for christmas. she loves books!
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  83. I'd give these to my god-niece :)

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  89. For my niece Hannah!

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  90. I would give them to my daughter. suelee1998 @ gmail.com

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  93. I would love to win these for my niece. Thank you.

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  94. I would love to win these for my kiddos! Thanks for the chance!

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  95. I would give/read these to my baby when he/she is born in May! :-)

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