Not for Me, Please! I Choose to Act Green Hardcover – April 12, 2019
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"A timely, universal and critical message conveyed through the voice of a young child. This beautifully written and illustrated story provides the perfect blend of courage and responsibility to convey the growing dangers of carelessness and waste, and how individual actions can make a difference. Maria Godsey hits the bullseye with her first children's book."
-Darryl E. Green, Author
From the Inside Flap
- 9 Fully grown Trees
- 730 Gallons of Water
- 4 Million BTUs of Energy
- 31 Pounds of Solid Waste
- 3960 Pounds of Greenhouse Gases
Please note this edition does not include a dust jacket.
- Publisher : Maria & Joseph Godsey (April 12, 2019)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 32 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1733857508
- ISBN-13 : 978-1733857505
- Reading age : 4 - 9 years
- Item Weight : 1.05 pounds
- Dimensions : 9 x 9 x 3.13 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #23,407 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
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The illustrations in the book are wonderful.
The story s written in rhyme. It’s a nice, an easy to read narrative, that entertains and drawn the children's attention. I love the way that at the bottom of each page, the author explain more to the children (and adults) so they have a better idea of what is going on by pollution and what we all can do. The questions at the end of the book can be used as a good guideline for parents, teachers, caretakers, grandparents… to discuss with their kids.
While and after reading ‘Not for me, please! I choose to act green’ my first reflection was that because of this all, this book needs to be in the school program (6-9 y) everywhere, it is THE tool to use in schools.
Do you have it already in your school library? No, well go out and get it, you will not regret!
Luke shows his readers how to follow the three R’s: reduce, recycle and reuse. He discusses the problems of trash in the ocean, in our homes and in our schools. He talks about energy conservation tactics a child can practice like turning off faucets, being mindful of unnecessary electricity, and avoiding one-use plastics and paper. While the text is written in rhyme in simple language, the author includes teaching and discussion points at the bottom of each page. At the end of the book, a reflections page summarizes the content in the book and facilitates group discussion. This book is particularly targeted at the elementary school age child, but it is a richly illustrated and pleasing choice for a reader of any age.
Also beautifully illustrated, if you're interested in this topic and discussing with your kids highly recommended.
Former Preschool Teacher
Top reviews from other countries
I enjoyed this cheerful little read and I suggest it would go down well with a class or Scouts, or for a family discussion point. The main theme is giving the child agency, so they know it is okay to refuse a plastic straw or bottled water.
I downloaded an ARC from the author. This is an unbiased review.
Would recommend for 4+ years old.