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Earth Day Birthday (Sharing Nature With Children Book)
Here is a sing-along, read-along book that honors the animals, the environment, and a universal holiday all in one fresh approach. To the tune of "The Twelve Days of Christmas," appreciate twelve endearing North American species in their natural habitats. Includes suggestions for Earth Day activities. Earth Day is an environmental holiday worthy of celebration every day!
Paperback, 32 pages
Published March 1st 2004 by Dawn Pubns
(first published December 31st 2003)
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Apr 19, 2010 Kathryn rated it really liked it
I think this would be a hit with kids due to the beautiful illustrations and "song" aspect. Honestly, the writing is nothing spectacular as it is basically "The Twelve Days of Christmas" but with "Earth Day Birthday" instead of Christmas. So, we get twelve wolves a-howling, two sleeping bears, an eagle in a blue sky... but, it's all quite nice and the illustrations are, as I said, quite nice--realistic but accessible. There's a section in the back giving the history of Earth Day and some ideas f ...more
Apr 22, 2010 J-Lynn rated it it was amazing
A beautiful book that celebrates nature and the "Earth Day Birthday" to the tune of The Twelve Days of Christmas. The book ends with a two page spread showing a family both enjoying and caring for nature; the text says, "On the day known as Earth Day, as every day should be, we care for creatures as our family." At the back of the book, there is a page about the history of Earth Day and ideas of things to do for an Earth Day party, such as making an Earth Day birthday card or writing a poem abou ...more
Sung to the "Twelve Days of Christmas," this is a charming book that celebrates wildlife and has a great message at its conclusion about caring for our environment. This would be a nice way to introduce preschool - primary grades to the conservation message.