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Tanya's Big Green Dream

Tanya's Big Green Dream

by Linda Glaser, Susan McGinnis
     
 
Earth day is a week away, and Tanya hasn't even chosen her project. What's more, it has to be a good one to make up for her dismal failure at the science fair. Then she gets an idea - a tree! She'll plant a tree! But where? And how? And how will she pay for it?

Overview

Earth day is a week away, and Tanya hasn't even chosen her project. What's more, it has to be a good one to make up for her dismal failure at the science fair. Then she gets an idea - a tree! She'll plant a tree! But where? And how? And how will she pay for it?

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-Since her classmates are still teasing her about a disastrous science-fair entry earlier in the school year, Tanya wants her Earth Day project to be really spectacular. She decides to plant a tree in the park, but must get permission from the city in addition to raising $30. She gets part of the money by setting up a stand at the local supermarket and soliciting shoppers. The students who collected and recycled cans add their profits to make up the difference. Each member of the class helps to dig the hole and they plant the oak on Earth Day. Intricate pencil drawings on every other page complement the text nicely. Multicultural characters enhance a universal theme of cooperation. One criticism might be that the youngster doesn't work for the money but relies on the good will of others to get the job done, but this is nonetheless a commendable book about teamwork that will appeal to reluctant readers.-Joyce Richards, Prairie Grove Elementary School, AR
Frances Bradburn
Still bothered by the failure of her last science project, Tanya vows that her Earth Day assignment will be impressive. Her idea, to plant a tree, meets endless roadblocks: The apartment manager won't allow her to plant the tree there; the last sapling at the nursery costs $30; she must negotiate with the park superintendent for permission to plant it on public property. Eventually, her perseverance is rewarded as her class goes to the park for a tree-planting celebration on Earth Day. This book is more than its strong environmental message. Tanya's class is peopled with a delightful mix of kids, whose ethnicity is subtly highlighted by Susan McGinnis' pencil drawings. Although most of the adults facilitate and support Tanya's idea, the project is clearly her responsibility. Readers will rejoice in Tanya's sense of accomplishment--and come away with Earth Day celebration ideas of their own.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780027359947
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date:
04/28/1994
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.35(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.49(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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