What Does It Mean to Be Green?

What Does It Mean to Be Green?

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by Rana DiOrio
     
 

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Drawing on two sides of your paper instead of just one. Walking to the park instead of getting a ride. Turning off the water while you brush your teeth. A young boy and girl explore all the different ways they can be Green over the course of a day. They discover lots of amazing facts (like our food travels an average of 1,500 miles to be on our plate!) and realize

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Drawing on two sides of your paper instead of just one. Walking to the park instead of getting a ride. Turning off the water while you brush your teeth. A young boy and girl explore all the different ways they can be Green over the course of a day. They discover lots of amazing facts (like our food travels an average of 1,500 miles to be on our plate!) and realize there’s so much they—and we—can do to save our world!

Editorial Reviews

Ecofabulous
Ecofabulous: “Make the most of story time with What Does It Mean to Be Green? by Rana DiOrio, a colorful (and appropriately soy-ink printed) book that demystifies “green” for the kiddos.” Ecofabulous
Parenting Magazine
Parenting Magazine: “Rana DiOrio’s whimsical book teaches kids What Does It Mean To Be Green (Hint: It doesn’t mean ‘looking like a frog, or a pickle, or an alien.’)? Kids will have fun learning to see how their everyday life makes a difference.” Parenting Magazine
From the Publisher
Parenting Magazine: “Rana DiOrio’s whimsical book teaches kids What Does It Mean To Be Green (Hint: It doesn’t mean ‘looking like a frog, or a pickle, or an alien.’)? Kids will have fun learning to see how their everyday life makes a difference.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780984080618
Publisher:
Little Pickle Press, Inc.
Publication date:
12/01/2010
Series:
What Does It Mean To Be...? Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
223,657
Product dimensions:
10.10(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
AD670L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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Read an Excerpt

"Being green means...
...turning the lights on in your home only when you need them.
...eating foods grown locally, or even from your own garden.
...walking to the park instead of getting a ride in a car."

Meet the Author

Author Bio:

Rana DiOrio was born in Providence, RI and grew up in a colorful Italian-American family. Her curiosity about the world began in kindergarten, while studying Western access to China and, obviously, panda bears. As a political science major/psychology minor in college, and then as a law student, she became fascinated with understanding perspective, and how just about any person, place, thing, or situation can be interpreted in so many valid ways.

“I believe that I have two ears, two eyes and one mouth intentionally, so I listen and observe more than I talk,” she explains. “As a result, I think I’m better able to respect and appreciate diversity.” Rana’s inspiration for writing What Does It Mean To Be Global? was the election of President Barack Obama and explaining its significance, on so many levels, to her children.

Rana has written her way through life–as a student, a lawyer, an investment banker, a private equity investor, and now as an author and publisher of children’s picture books. Her interests include practicing yoga, reading non-fiction, dreaming, effecting positive change, and, of course, being global, green, and present. She lives in Tiburon, California with her three Little Pickles.

Illustrator Bio:

Chris Blair was born and raised in Northern California. He studied at the Art Center College of Design, and with a generous scholarship from the Shepard Foundation, earned a degree in illustration in 1999. Following graduation, he opened his own design firm called Cbstudio. In addition to illustrating books and running his business, Chris teaches art to adults and children. His whimsical artwork explores the power of symbolism and visual communication to convey universal human themes and ideas. Chris strives to create art that transcends the boundaries of language, color, and geography, to help people gain a greater understanding of and compassion for one another.

While illustrating What Does It Mean To Be Green? Chris was eager to use his talents to teach children to conserve and be more sensitive to the earth's valuable resources. He is committed to helping children learn to be actively involved in protecting our world.Chris Blair's other interests include sailing, traveling, and storytelling. He currently works and teaches out of his studio in Sausalito, California.

Visit Chris on the web at www.chrisblair.net.

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What Does It Mean to Be Green? 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 55 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book for explaining "green" living to kids, but my two boys (ages 3 and 6) were not very interested in it. According to my kindergartner, "It's kinda boring." It does have nice illustrations and is well written with simple, kid friendly language. It'd be a good book for Earth Day!
AirForceWife810 More than 1 year ago
This is a cute book teaching kids how to live more environmentally friendly. I really liked the illustrations.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is such a inapirational book! Even tho its smal land short it is a good thing to show your kids
MomsChoiceAwards More than 1 year ago
What Does It Mean to Be Green is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS's Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, and New York Times best-selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. . Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really easy to read good for little little kids tells you hiw to help the earth
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good educational book for 4-6 years old kids.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This a great book to teach little kids about being green and helping the planet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It does help you
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I do not approve of this trash for children. I do not believe in any of it!Wish there was a 'ZERO' rating.
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Poopy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was free at one time and i deleted it. I would be angree if i paid five dollars for it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It gives children a better understanding of going green. My 8 yr old read it. And my 5 yr old had it read to her. It was easy to understand for all elementary children. Do recommend...
-gypsymomma- More than 1 year ago
Great book for young children to learn about being green. Bought it for my 3yo and he seemed really inerested in it. It was a bit hard to hear, had to turn the volume all the way up.
mommy2004 More than 1 year ago
This is a cute book. But if your child enjoys the read to me feature I wouldn't buy it. Even with the volume all the way up it is hard to hear.
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