Living Green: A Turtle's Quest for a Cleaner Planet

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Tired of seeing the land he loves cluttered with trash, Thurman the turtle decides it’s time to take action. (A fully illustrated picture book targeted for 5-10 year olds)

Thurman the Turtle is the new green hero for this creative new children’s book that inspires kids everywhere to take part in environmental cleanup and reducing their carbon footprints and learning to live green. “Living Green” is designed to be enjoyed by children ages 5-10. The cheery, bright illustrations ...

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Overview

Tired of seeing the land he loves cluttered with trash, Thurman the turtle decides it’s time to take action. (A fully illustrated picture book targeted for 5-10 year olds)

Thurman the Turtle is the new green hero for this creative new children’s book that inspires kids everywhere to take part in environmental cleanup and reducing their carbon footprints and learning to live green. “Living Green” is designed to be enjoyed by children ages 5-10. The cheery, bright illustrations underline the invigorating message of the indefatigable Thurman. The Midwest Book Review

This charming story, complete with wonderful full-page illustrations is sure to teach kid’s about their own responsibility when it comes to protecting their environment. The relatable characters and colorful illustrations will spark children’s imaginations to see what they can do to help the planet. EarthDay.org

Thurman the turtle is a good mentor to help kids want a cleaner planet!

The Albuquerque Journal

There is something for children of every age group. Older children can appreciate more of the story and what that message had to say in addition to the illustrations. Meanwhile, younger children who are not yet able to grasp the concept of carbon footprint can enjoy the illustrations, which follow the story quite well. RedOrbit.com

A delightful story that uses whimsical animal characters and engaging art to show younger readers that everyone can make a difference, no matter how small! Sharon Martin, Newspapers in Education Mgr, the Detroit Free Press

Children’s author Artie Knapp has created a book with expressive characters (animal and human) and brightly colored illustrations. Young readers try to identify potentially hazardous litter (plastic rings, sharp metal lids) cleverly depicted in the illustrations. Knapp delivers a compelling message about the power of an individual’s actions while raising awareness of environmental issues such as carbon footprints and recycling. Sure to inspire budding environmentalists (preschool through 3rd grade), and a wonderful read aloud. Richard Kujawski, Managing Editor, Living Green Magazine

A determined turtle named Thurman shows us all that following your heart and doing what you believe in, no matter what others say, can make a difference. This story, like many of Artie Knapp’s other tales, is sure to entertain, educate and inspire our youth! Kristin Garrison, Newspapers in Education Mgr, the Cincinnati Enquirer

Kids are great ambassadors for the environment and Living Green makes the issue of human impact on the planet even more real through a brave, animal hero, Thurman, who literally risks his neck for earth. Brandie Weikle, Editor of the Toronto Star’s parenting website, ParentCentral.ca

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - RevaBeth Russell
The illustrations make this book. Many children and adults love turtles and Thurman, the turtle, is cute. The colors are vibrant, clever, and clear. The foreword indicates that the story will be about the carbon footprint we all make by living on the earth. It isn't as much about the carbon footprint as it is about responsible choices that everyone can make especially when it comes to litter. Thurman decides it's time to take action and make a difference in the world. The vocabulary is rich with words such as undeterred and determined. Young readers enjoy learning challenging words and as a parent and grandparent I love reading them to a child. Mrs. Thornberry, the elementary science teacher, is able to explain that the carbon produced by factories and automobiles can be combated by the trees she and the class are planting. That is all there is about the carbon footprint. Thurman returns home, a hero, for inspiring people to pick up trash. Thurman is courageous and that may help convince young readers to be courageous when faced with insurmountable obstacles. Reviewer: RevaBeth Russell
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780983135562
  • Publisher: MightyBook Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/2/2011
  • Pages: 36
  • Sales rank: 991,198
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.09 (d)

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