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When Santa Turned Green Hardcover – Bargain Price, October 15, 2008
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Basically, Christmas is on it's way and Santa gets hit with a dew drop on the nose. He investigates and finds the North Pole is melting. He checks the ice caps and finds they are melting. Santa then decides to find out why and becomes interested in CO2 emissions. He then goes about visiting the children to get them interested in solving the problem.
The author stated she set out to offer a tool to not scare children. But the story is a little weak and not written well as my daughter seems not to interested in it. Especially when there are things like a lady in pink blow snow and doves and I couldn't explain who she was.
Then there is the blasphemy that Santa would wear a green suit as he works towards educating the world of this problem. My girl says Santa only wears Red!
There are some suggestions for kids can do such as using reusable lunch packing versus the throw away, recycling, planting trees, etc. However, the schools and the girl scouts are giving these out anyway.
One thing to note is the author is donating some of the proceeds to charities that help the environment.
It's an ok book that could have been better.
I read this book to my 8 year old. She said it was a good book. However, she didn't have any notions to change habits to save the environment. It pretty much struck her as entertainment. We are a fairly active family as far as environmental concerns: compost old food, plant garden and can/freeze our own fruit and vegetables, use rabbit manure to fertilize the garden, do not use pop cans or paper plates, tend to reuse all household containers etc. So maybe it didn't strike her as new material. I do plan to use this book as an example on how she should shut off lights, though. She could use some work there. The only fault I had with the book was that the pictures seemed dark or dim. I would recommend brighter colors.
Great pics - especially the page with all Santa's suits hanging in the closet - a ton of green ones and 1 red one.
Terrific tips for conserving energy and helping the planet.
We loaned ours around the neighbourhood and had kids write their comments in the cover.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The idea might be good but I cannot read a word neither on a mobile nor on a Galaxy. The author should know more about the design on these new platform. Read morePublished on December 23, 2010 by Rob
Poor effort at a Christmas book. Pushes the "green" agenda so much that the story is lost and one feels like they are attending a school lecture.Published on January 14, 2010 by Matthew T.
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I purchased this book three weeks ago for my two older grandchildren - ages 5 and 3. After reading it, I re-ordered it for my 2 year old grandson and another copy for a friend's... Read morePublished on October 24, 2008 by Kathie