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Trouble on Earthday

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When Shelby wins a first place ribbon for her Earth Day poster, she gets her parents involved with recycling items in their home and then befriends a bluebird - helping him rebuild his home with recycled items.This colorful picture book will facilitate dialog between parents, teachers, and children about conserving the Earth's natural resources and the 22 page activity sec...more
Paperback, 44 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by Wild Plains Press (first published August 1st 2011)
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Title: Trouble on Earth Day
Author: Kathy Stemke
Illustrator: Kurt Wilchen
Published by Wild Plains Press
ISBN: 978-1-936021-36-9
Reviewed by Karen Cioffi

As a proponent of conservation and the environment, I love children’s books that approach this topic in an engaging and entertaining format. Trouble on Earth Day by Kathy Stemke does just that.

The story begins with the main character, Shelby the squirrel, winning the Earth Day poster contest; the young reader is quickly brought into the focus of the...more
Lara Kimbrell
Oct 11, 2011 Lara Kimbrell rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: children ages 4-8 and teachers
Trouble on Earth Day: Educator's Edition

In Kathy Stemke’s charming picture book, Trouble On Earth Day, little Shelby squirrel is excited to announce her first place ribbon in the Earth Day poster contest at school. Shelby’s explanation of the concepts on her poster to her parents gets everyone to think about how we can rethink, reuse, and recycle in our homes. Follow along as Shelby answers cries of despair from the forest with what she has learned at school and saves the day.

A perfect introduct...more
We've all heard that we have to re-think, re-use, and re-cycle, but how many of our children have concrete ideas on how to do that? How many picture books for young children support the notion? Kathy Stemke's Trouble on Earth Day does just that. There's not actually a lot of trouble, but when young shelby wins the Earth Day poster competition, she's full of enthusiasm for the principles that she uses in her winning sign - "Re-think, Re-use and Re-cycle". Shelby and her parents brainstorm a bunch...more
J. Kennedy
Shelby squirrel wins an Earth Day poster contest and puts all she’s learned to use. Her enthusiasm catches and the whole family discovers things they can reuse. When Shelby meets a bird sad, over its lack of supplies to make a new nest, she contributes newspapers and a ball of pink string.

Trouble on Earth Day is a good book to open a discussion about the environment with children. Stemke’s tale will motivate them to open their eyes to ways they can recycle and reuse. Her book makes protecting th...more
Patsy Leo
Cute story and fun activities that will teach kids to appreciate nature.
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