Three Green Rats: An Eco-Tale

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An early chapter book, an allegory for ages 6-12, empowering children to live a simple life in balance with nature. First in a series. 112 pages, 40+ illustrations. An art book full of word-play. "There's trouble in dirty ol' Tintown. Nature has vamoosed and mean Mrs. Misrington is getting richer by the minute. She loves the racket of cars zoomin', taxis tootin', trucks roarin', and the smell of smokestacks smokin' because they all mean that business is boomin'. Now Mrs. M has gotten it into her behived head to ...
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Overview

An early chapter book, an allegory for ages 6-12, empowering children to live a simple life in balance with nature. First in a series. 112 pages, 40+ illustrations. An art book full of word-play. "There's trouble in dirty ol' Tintown. Nature has vamoosed and mean Mrs. Misrington is getting richer by the minute. She loves the racket of cars zoomin', taxis tootin', trucks roarin', and the smell of smokestacks smokin' because they all mean that business is boomin'. Now Mrs. M has gotten it into her behived head to cut down the last patch of trees in town to make way for her crowning glory—a big-box store right at the end of Broken Bottle Lane. But something is brewing and it's not just the compost. Can three recycling rats stop Mrs. Misrington and lead Tintown back to a saner, cleaner life before the whole place goes up in smoke?"
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This first book in a planned series is a lighthearted fable with an unmissable environmental message. The Green brothers live a sustainable lifestyle in Tintown, "a dirty, noisy place" where freeways and parking lots have obliterated rivers and streams. The three rats make (rather than buy) what they need, grow their own food, reuse their bathwater, and have a composting toilet. They're cheerful, unlike the town's other residents, who are "perpetually dissatisfied," despite all the gadgets they own. Leading the consumer pack is wealthy Ethel Misrington, who despises the Greens and vows to make them "an offer they can't reuse!" When she enlists the mayor to evict the Greens to make way for a big box store, they contest the plan and, in a humorous sequence poking fun at bureaucratic ineptitude, are shunted from one town office to another. The brothers get a chance to save the day, though, leading to rapid environmental conversions across town. Summersgill's stylized line drawings give Tintown's fairly one-note residents quirky personality, and the story's levity keeps it from being too moralistic. Ages 7–11.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780988139305
  • Publisher: HunterInk@PinnStudio
  • Publication date: 10/10/2012
  • Pages: 112
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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