April 15, 2008

Little Green Books Will Bring Life to Your Child's Library

Books are the one thing I don't think anyone can ever have enough of. Gifting your children with a love for reading, so they may journey to far off places, use their imagination to create other worlds, and learn new ideas and different perspectives, all from the comfort of their own home, is an ever unfolding treasure.

Now, you can teach your children eco-friendliness while instilling in them an affinity for books. The Little Simon imprint of Simon & Schuster is releasing an environmentally conscious line of books this Fall called, Little Green Books. The stories told in each book will range in themes from promoting habitat preservation and education about endangered animals to recycling and replanting. The line will initially include two soft books: Little Panda and Little Monkey, and two storybooks entitled, I Can Save the Earth!:One Little Monster Learns to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and The Polar Bear’s Home: A Story About Global Warming.

The books themselves will be green to their spines, as they are made of recycled materials and printed with soy ink. I love that parents will be able to reach for a tangible, kid-friendly explanation on adult sized issues such as global warming. We have all had a child ask us, "Why?" to something or other, and when it comes to the "whys" behind some of the hard facts about our ailing planet, the answers get quite tricky. I'm glad that this publishing giant is tackling important topics and enabling our children to learn
about how to heal the Earth at a young age. After all, we don't have any time to waste...

1 comment:

jeneflower said...

These are so cute. I have decided that books are the most important thing to buy for my 3 yr. old. Toys, etc. get thrown in a corner, but books get read again and again. Also, they teach language, reading, future writing and sometimes a lesson (like these!)