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What Does It Mean To Be Green?: Children's Books, Bedtime Stories, Picture Books (What Does It Mean...?) [Kindle Edition]

Rana DiOrio , Chris Blair
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Part of an award-winning series!

Empowers & inspires young children to do whatever they can to save the earth's environment.

Warm and colorful images complement the message of the book that look fantastic on your tablet or computer.


This colorful, insightful story, demystifies for children what it means to be green by helping them to view everyday tasks through an environmentally-friendly lens. The book empowers children to do whatever they can to protect the earth's precious resources. Don't be surprised if they start coming up with suggestions of their own for you!


Editorial Reviews

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Ecofabulous: “Make the most of story time with What Does It Mean to Be Green? by Rana DiOrio, a colorful (and appropriately soy-ink printed) book that demystifies “green” for the kiddos.” (Ecofabulous)

Parenting Magazine: “Rana DiOrio’s whimsical book teaches kids What Does It Mean To Be Green (Hint: It doesn’t mean ‘looking like a frog, or a pickle, or an alien.’)? Kids will have fun learning to see how their everyday life makes a difference.” (Parenting Magazine)

About the Author

Author Bio:

Rana DiOrio was born in Providence, RI and grew up in a colorful Italian-American family. Her curiosity about the world began in kindergarten, while studying Western access to China and, obviously, panda bears. As a political science major/psychology minor in college, and then as a law student, she became fascinated with understanding perspective, and how just about any person, place, thing, or situation can be interpreted in so many valid ways.

“I believe that I have two ears, two eyes and one mouth intentionally, so I listen and observe more than I talk,” she explains. “As a result, I think I’m better able to respect and appreciate diversity.” Rana’s inspiration for writing What Does It Mean To Be Global? was the election of President Barack Obama and explaining its significance, on so many levels, to her children.

Rana has written her way through life–as a student, a lawyer, an investment banker, a private equity investor, and now as an author and publisher of children’s picture books. Her interests include practicing yoga, reading non-fiction, dreaming, effecting positive change, and, of course, being global, green, and present. She lives in Tiburon, California with her three Little Pickles.

Illustrator Bio:

Chris Blair was born and raised in Northern California. He studied at the Art Center College of Design, and with a generous scholarship from the Shepard Foundation, earned a degree in illustration in 1999. Following graduation, he opened his own design firm called Cbstudio. In addition to illustrating books and running his business, Chris teaches art to adults and children. His whimsical artwork explores the power of symbolism and visual communication to convey universal human themes and ideas. Chris strives to create art that transcends the boundaries of language, color, and geography, to help people gain a greater understanding of and compassion for one another.

While illustrating What Does It Mean To Be Green? Chris was eager to use his talents to teach children to conserve and be more sensitive to the earth's valuable resources. He is committed to helping children learn to be actively involved in protecting our world.Chris Blair's other interests include sailing, traveling, and storytelling. He currently works and teaches out of his studio in Sausalito, California.

Visit Chris on the web at www.chrisblair.net.



Product Details

  • File Size: 3654 KB
  • Print Length: 32 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0077SX7WQ
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #697,909 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Being Green is Great! August 3, 2010
By Taylor
Format:Hardcover
I purchased "What Does It Mean To Be Green" and "What Does It Mean To Be Global" and have fallen in love with both of them. I feel like by purchasing this book I am making an investment in future generations. Every child needs to read this book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Printed Green Too! June 12, 2012
Format:Hardcover
I've given quite a few copies of this book to friends with young children, especially to families who don't quite "get" the importance of being green. What I love most about the book is that it is printed on lovely recycled paper using soy inks. I mean, it's one thing to talk about being green in a book, it's another thing to actually walk the talk and print in an environmentally sustainable way. The book has extra punch because of this. I love the whole What Does It Mean To Be...? series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Two green thumbs up March 1, 2014
By msyogi
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
My students really enjoyed this book and now have a much clearer understanding of what it means to be green. They have passed on the message of the book to their parents, helping make a positive impact on the environment of their community.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Turning Green May 16, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This little book is truly worth a read or two. Not only does it teach children to be green, it helps change adult views of living too. I recommend it to all ages.
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More About the Author

Rana DiOrio was born in Providence, RI and grew up in a colorful Italian-American family. Her curiosity about the world began in kindergarten, while studying Western access to China and, obviously, panda bears. As a political science major/psychology minor in college, and then as a law student, she became fascinated with understanding perspective, and how just about any person, place, thing, or situation can be interpreted in so many valid ways. "I believe that I have two ears, two eyes, and one mouth intentionally, so I listen and observe more than I talk," she explains. "As a result, I think I'm better able to respect and appreciate diversity." Rana's inspiration for writing What Does It Mean To Be Global? was the election of President Barack Obama and explaining its significance, on so many levels, to her children.

Rana has written her way though life - as a student, a lawyer, an investment banker, a private equity investor, and now as an author of children's picture books. Her interests include practicing yoga, reading non-fiction, dreaming, effecting positive change, and, of course, being global. She lives in Belvedere, California with her husband and their three Little Pickles.

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