Unfortunately, I was not able to read a very large segment of this book but from what I was able to see, it is really a nice book.
The illustrations, done by Shelly Draven, are sweet, colorful & charming. Easy on the eyes & explanatory of the text.
But the thing I like the most is the way she incorporates passages from the Bible in the lessons she is trying to teach. Every page, telling something different about taking care of the environment, every page, quoting a different passage, complete with credits, so children reading the book will see that this is no ordinary person's opinion, but a mandate from on high.
We are called to take care of the gifts that God has given us. This is not just some scientist talking "green" ~ and I would be the first person to discredit "junk science," believe me ~ but it is a real message from the Holy Spirit Himself. I mean, after all, He IS the One Who inspired the Bible, is He not?!?
Christy Baldwin has been a writer all her life, with other books to her credit...this just being the latest one. If anyone would like to see an excerpt from this book, here are some links to the website, the author's blog/FB page, the publisher's website, etc.:
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Being 60 years old myself, I can remember when we automatically threw anything & everything away. Every room had a wastebasket. Now, not so...
It is a good thing for children to learn to be good stewards of this planet of ours, watching out for our fellow creatures & not letting resources go to waste. And for those who are looking for a connection between caring for the environment & doing God's will, this book just might the very one to teach children how to "connect the dots"...following in the footsteps of no less a personage than St. Francis of Assisi, the Patron Saint of the Environment.
He was truly connected to wildlife & all that surrounded him. He had names for all of God's creation ~ "brother wolf" "sister moon" etc. ~ every breeze that kissed his cheek was a gift from Almighty God, and he certainly showed his appreciation every day of his life.
We can do no less than teach our children to do the same...and this book is a giant step in that direction!