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My Body My House Hardcover – July 2, 2006


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 37 pages
  • Publisher: Green Nest LLC (July 2, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0977239209
  • ISBN-13: 978-0977239207
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 8.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,058,267 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"In today's toxic world, it's refreshing to see a children's book with such an important environmental lesson." --Cathleen O'Connor, author of "Harriet Steps Off the Wheel"

"An Inspiring book! This is for every parent who wants to teach kids the value of making informed, healthy choices." --Amber Ellis, author of "Alta Fay's Allegiance"

"Lisa depicts a wonderful relationship between The Body and The House and teaches us that everything we do has consequences." --Lester Ferguson, author of "Forest of the Sprites"

About the Author

Lisa Beres is a Certified Bau-Biologist--a study derived from Germany which encompasses how buildings impact life and the living environment--and co-owner of Green Nest, LCC (www.GreenNest.com), an e-commerce site dedicated to creating healthy homes. She has eleven years of interior design experience and over seven in the fabric and textile industry. Lisa is donating a portion of all proceeds to the non-profit organization Children's Health Environmental Coalition (www.checnet.org). “My Body My House” is the first in a series of books entitled "The Body Series: Big Lessons for Little People." She resides with her husband in California.

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In 2002, Lisa Beres, a former interior designer, started feeling run down and tired all of the time suffering from chronic fatigue, sinus infections, hormone imbalances and lowered immunity after moving into a newly remodeled home. She was well aware of the abundance of toxic materials that exist in homes today from her experience as an interior designer, but was unaware these materials can off gas as dangerous chemicals into the air we breathe (ie: that "new home smell"). Lisa then began a journey in search of answers. After much research and a dozen doctor visits, she came to the conclusion that her house and products within the home were making her sick!

It was through her research that Lisa decided to become a BBEC/Building Biologist (Baubiology--a study derived from Germany which encompasses how buildings impact life and the living environment). With her B.A. from Arizona State University already under her belt, she then decided to incorporate her passions in life. After making the necessary adjustments in their home, her health gradually improved to a 180 degree turnaround and she and her husband Ron decided to help other people in their endless efforts to attain optimal health. Together with Ron who earned his B.A. from George Mason University, they chose to seek "greener pastures."

Husband/Wife team, Lisa & Ron Beres (BBEC's and Certified Green Building Professionals) are the founders of www.GreenNest.com, eco-experts, authors and professional speakers with in the green movement. Most recently educating southern Californians on "How to Live a Green Life" at Maria Shriver's Women's Conference on October 21, 2008, they joined A-Listers including: Warren Buffet, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jennifer Lopez and Bono, and others.

Green Nest's founders, Lisa and Ron Beres, are recognized consultants in the green movement and have become media personalities championing the cause of all-natural products that nourish the body while reducing our carbon footprint. Through their Healthy Home Consultations, they have worked with numerous homeowners including celebrities.

They are the authors of Just Green It! Simple Swaps to Save the Planet and Your Health, Learn to Create a Healthy Home! and The 9 to 5 Greened: 10 Steps to a Healthy Office. Lisa is the author of the children's book, MY BODY MY HOUSE and Your Home Through Green Colored Glasses with Sally Jessy Raphael. Lisa has been a guest on Martha Stewart Living Radio and a green correspondent for the Sally Jessy Raphael Radio Show. They have appeared on Fox and Friends, The Today Show with Matt Lauer and Kathie Lee Gifford, Chelsea Lately on E!, Discovery's Greenovate and Living Well with Montel Williams and The Doctors. Together they served as advisory board members for Cal State University Fullerton's green building program. Giving back to charities, the community and supporting green practices such as wind energy can also be found in their Eco-efforts link online!

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By P. Fryer on July 28, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This book is a firm favorite of my [...] son and myself. The story, which is written in wonderful rhyming prose, explains how the little Boy and his House have a very special relationship; but the pressures of `keeping up with the Jones's' impel the Boy to introduce toxic and harmful materials into the House. The House eventually makes the Boy realize that in order to remain healthy, he needs to make environmentally healthy choices.

The book is beautifully illustrated, the story flows flawlessly, and the language is simultaneously simple and loaded with meaning. Although the author's messages are quite deep, she tells them so beautifully and simply that young ones will absorb them without even realizing it.

I would highly recommend this book to children and adults alike.
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Written by Kisa Beres and illustrated by Julia Woolf, My Body My House is both a children's picturebook and a cautionary tale against overdependence upon chemicals. A Body (young boy) and a House live together harmoniously at first, but then the Body starts bringing chemicals into the house - pesticides to kill unfortunate insects, air fresheners to make the place smell nice even though they are toxic to breathe, and more. The Body fills the House with so many chemicals that the Body gets sick, until he finally heeds the House's advice to experience fresh air, and regrets his foolishness in depending on so many artificial toxins. In accordance with its message and the author's wishes, a portion of all the proceeds for My Body My House will be donated to the nonprofit organization Children's Health Environmental Coalition.
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Lisa Beres is a charming writer! Her wonderful book conveys a very important message in a whimsical way that is sure to resonate with children and adults alike. The illustrations are perfectly matched with the story. The tale warns of the toxins present in our homes and encourages an earth-friendly lifestyle in a manner that is poignant but not overly-serious. I highly recommend this book, and look forward to future books from this conscientious writer.
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By JLR on November 13, 2012
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The idea behind this book is a good one but the book falls woefully short of its target. My Body My House arrived today and I read it. It is poorly written. The sentences are unwieldy, especially for small children and the vocabulary level inconsistent. The nature of the relationship between the house and body is cold or never really established.There are a very few successful rhymes but the rhythm of the prose stumbles all over itself. The pictures are great but the text is miserable, even contorted in places. I am returning it
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