The illustrations and text in this book are terrific, a pleasure for both parent and child. The book itself is sturdy, basically a board book, and the soy inks are really pretty to look at. It also keeps my one-year-old son's attention the entire time I'm reading it. I'm particular about which books I keep on our shelves and this is one of our favorites.
This is a great book for helping kids identify the five senses. The illustrations are well done and the book is made from almost all recycled materials. I can't wait to check out the other books in this series.
I love Green Start books! The illustrations are beautiful and the words engage children in a simple, understandable way. My infant daughter loves to touch this book and is very stimulated by the colorful illustrations. My older children enjoy looking at it and listening to me read it to my baby. I highly recommend all Green Start books. They are eco friendly and great teaching tools.
Children today are keenly aware of environmental issues, of the virtue and value of 'living green'. To that point, Innovative Kids has newly published a four titles series of environmentally friendly board books for preschool children ages 3 to 6 that are printed on 98% recycled paper and utilize soy-based inks exclusively. The simply 'kid friendly' stories written by Leslie Bockol are very nicely illustrated by Jillian Phillips and include "Baby Animals"; "In The Garden"; "The Five Senses"; and "One Tree". Each little 'kid sized' book includes a 'Parent Page' with easy, everyday, thematically appropriate tips on protecting endangered animals, gardening tips and recipes, keeping nature beautiful, and protecting the forests. Although each titles is available separately, families, schools, day-care centers, and community libraries should acquire all four titles in this outstanding series for the benefit of young, environmentally aware kids -- and the parents who are seeking to instill those values in their children.