Books for Younguns, Young Adults and the Young-at-Heart

Monday, April 23, 2012

Crinkleroot's Guide to Giving Back to Nature

Helping the environment may seem like a big job, but there are plenty of little things you can do to make a difference, whether in your backyard, or camping in the deep woods.

Crinkleroot's Guide to Giving Back to Nature by Jim Arnosky is my Earth Day pick.  It's also my April book for Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge 2012.

Many children are fascinated by nature and the animals who live in it.  Here Crinkleroot gives us a great introduction on how to enjoy the outdoors without harming it.  The tips range from simple (cleaning your water shoes between wading trips) to those that need help from an adult (starting a backyard compost pile).  In between tips in-book activities, like counting the number of species on a page.  Fans of David the Gnome should relate well to Crinkleroot and his partnership with all forest life.  Kids will easily find ways to apply his lessons to their next hike or simply out in the garden.

Crinkleroot's Guide to Giving Back to Nature is published by Putnam Juvenile and retails for $17.99 (hardcover).  I read an advance readers copy provided by the publisher (although this review was not solicited or compensated).  You can get yours at Left Bank today!

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