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The earth is our greatest resource. We all want to raise children that respect it and will protect it. These are some of our favorite nature-loving stories to help you raise Eco-Conscious Kids.
Books to Raise Eco-Conscious Kids
How Robin Saved Spring
By Debbie Ouellet, illustrated by Nicoletta Ceccoli
This imaginative tale with its beautiful illustrations poignantly describes the struggle that occurs when the Earth changes from the quiet cold of winter to the vibrancy of spring. How Robin Saved Spring tells the story of two sisters named Lady Winter and Sister Spring who live in a cottage in the woods. Lady Winter does not want Sister Spring to wake up from her nap so she conspires to keep her sister asleep forever. A young robin overhears Lady Winter’s plot and calls to the other woodland creatures to help wake Sister Spring. One by one they try in vain to wake her and they each pay a price for their bravery… bear must hibernate through the winter, skunk gets a white stripe so he can’t hide in the dark, maple tree cries sweet tears of sap, and so on.
Robin decides to take matters into his own hands (or wing as they may be) and, with the help of the sun’s morning light, he finally wakes Sister Spring who then goes about the business of waking skunk and bear, drying maple trees tears and bringing spring to the Earth. This is the perfect story to describe this time of year when it feels like winter seemingly wants to hold on forever, and provides hope for the inevitable arrival of spring. While the illustrations grabbed my attention, the story
“There once was a kitten so filled with love he wanted to give the whole world a hug.”
With that begins the tale of Jules, a big-hearted little stray cat. Jules travels all over the world hugging animals here and there. While not a direct tale of the environment it
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