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What's It Like Living Green?: Kids Teaching Kids, By The Way They Live

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These days, there's a lot of talk about living green, but does anyone actually do it? In What's It Like, Living Green? Kids Teaching Kids, by the Way They Live, you'll learn how other kids live green, along with tips as simple as putting on a sweater rather than turning up the heat. You'll see how kids like you can make a difference. Read about a teenage girl who learned to drive with a car fueled by used cooking grease. Learn about a boy who raised funds to build his first well to provide clean water for a whole village when he was only seven years old. You will learn simple ways to help the environment, help others, and even earn some money. For Ages 9 and up--Printed on 30% Post Consumer Paper

148 pages, Paperback

First published March 10, 2009

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Jill Ammon Vanderwood

16 books30 followers
Jill Ammon Vanderwood is the mother of four and grandmother of eight. She lives with her husband Bill in Utah.

Jill is the award winning author of five books for children and young adults. Her latest book, Drugs Make You Un-Smarter is co-authored with her teenage granddaughter, Savanna Peterson. This book is a Mom's Choice winning book.

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184 reviews
April 30, 2012
I won this book through First Reads Giveaways. Many great ideas for living green throughout the book. Tells how kids from all over the United States and Canada are changing the way they live by going green.
I am going to loan this wonderful book to Giggling Guest Childcare Centers, to help educate their schoolage children to the joys of Living Green.
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46 reviews3 followers
May 22, 2014
Sharing valuable environment awareness information to incorporate into lifestyles ranging from beginners with an absence of green to earthy forest green pros and every shade in between. Jill Ammon Vanderwood, a green living grandmother and author shares individual and family accounts of their actions toward reducing, reusing and recycling in What's It Like, Living Green? Kids Teaching Kids, By The Way They Live. The stories of the commendable actions that so many kids are taking to save our planet are not only inspiring, their messages are informative.

These kids and families that are featured in What's It Like, Living Green? are leaders in a lifestyle that as implied by the title, is questionable by much of the general population. Sadly, many kids and adults are unaware of the many useful ways that are shared in this USA Book News Best Books Award Winner and Indie Excellence Book Awards Winner title. The timely conservation message delivered through practical advice and tips with lively, bright illustrations by teen illustrator, Emma Austin, is that we can all "Take A Green Leap!"

With the target population of younger readers aged 9 years old and up, I have to confess that I was so actively interested in every story and all of the gems of wisdom shared that I recommend What's It Like Living Green? Kids Teaching Kids, By The Way They Live for readers of all ages. The lessons learned will last a lifetime if we take action today. Now is the time to think, How Green Is My Family? Our family ranks somewhere between Leafy Green and Garden Green. Enjoy this read and share how your green living ranks. - See more at: http://niecyisms.blogspot.com/2014/04...
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123 reviews
April 9, 2010
I have to admit that I don't recycle as much as I should be doing. We recycle cans, and paper products but after reading this book there are a lot more things and ways that my family can recycle and help out not to clutter up our Earth.

There are 6 parts of this book: What's it like, Living Green? , Recycle, Reduce, Reuse, Responsible for our Earth and Kids teaching kids by the way they live. In the first part there is a 2 page green quiz... I have to say I did pretty well with the quiz but I could be doing better.

This book is a wonderful way to read about all the different ways you can recycle and great tips on ways to be Green. As you read this book you will learn about how people have been recycling and their tips on how you can do that also. This book has all kinds of tips from composting to water conservation.

I defiantly would recommend this book for anyone who is wanting to learn about going green and what they can do to help be a part of keeping this Earth clean. We only have one Earth its not like we can move to the moon when we fill the Earth up. This book has opened my eyes that I can be doing a whole lot more to recycle, reuse and conserve what I have.
73 reviews3 followers
April 29, 2014
What's It Like, Living Green? Kids Teaching Kids by the Way They Live by Jill Ammon Vanderwood is an excellent beginner's book on reducing our footprint on this earth. It is written for kids to help bring awareness for their responsibility to the earth. There are six sections:
What's it like, living green?
Responsible for our earth
Kids teaching kids by the way they live
About half of the subsections are written by children or teenagers and the other half are written by adults. In each subsection, there are various ideas to help implement changes to live greener.

At the beginning of the book there is a 10 question quiz/questionnaire to answer, but you have to wait until the end to get the answers to the responses and see how green you are-most of my answers were the "Green Choice". There is also a section titled "How Green is My Family?"

Overall, this book is good as a beginner's guide, but if you're already living a green life, you may prefer something more in depth. If you want to win a copy for yourself, enter via Rafflecopter below.
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1 review2 followers
May 22, 2014
This is a great book for children and adults alike. The stories told by both grown adults and children make it easy to relate to any person looking to live a greener life, whether it's just by using reusable bags when shopping or going fully vegan to preserve the life around us. Really enjoyed reading it!

30 reviews9 followers
April 21, 2012
It is always inspiring to read about kids making a difference for our world. Jill takes the time to collect some wonderful accounts of people around the country doing great things for our planet. Thanks for letting my family be a part of it!
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