This was such a great children’s story about nature and littering and the impact on our seas!
This is a fictional story about Violet as she finds litter in the water and wants to find out how she can help make things better. I really appreciated the mix of fictionalized story and non-fiction information. It made for great conversation starters as I read this with my kiddos! There were lots of great questions as the story progressed!
I would definitely recommend this for children in preschool through middle elementary! There’s lots to learn about, and great illustrations to help pull the story together. I think lots of little ones are going to enjoy this!
Where to Find This Book:
A young girl loves the tide pools that she sees on her runs by the ocean, but one day notices garbage amongst the colorful creatures she finds there. Along the beach she meets conservationists cleaning up the beach who educate her about the dangers that trash pose to ocean life. She decides to help also.
Just the Facts:
Saving the Seas for the Purple and Green by Nancy Carlisle
Publisher: Sage Green Press
Pub Date: March 2022
Nancy Carlisle is an author and illustrator who writes hopeful books for kids that interweave facts and fiction about the environment and global responsibility. During her 38-year career as a sustainable architect and researcher, her focus was on the environment. She led work nationally and internationally on sustainable and energy efficient buildings and communities and won awards for collaboratively designing award-winning sustainable buildings, a laboratory campus, and improving the energy efficiency of U.S. laboratories. Since retiring, Nancy has worked as a volunteer teaching English as a Second Language and mentors first generation college students. She is a strong advocate against plastic waste not only because it pollutes our oceans and water but also because it contributes CO2 to our atmosphere.
Nancy enjoys the outdoors and international travel. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and the Society of Environmental Journalists. She studies botanical illustrating and French language.
Author Links: website
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