What Does It Mean to Be Green? [NOOK Book]

Overview

This colorful, insightful story, demystifies for children what it means to be green by helping them to view everyday tasks through an environmentally-friendly lens. The book empowers children to do whatever they can to protect the earth's precious resources. Don't be surprised if they start coming up with suggestions of their own for you!
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Overview

This colorful, insightful story, demystifies for children what it means to be green by helping them to view everyday tasks through an environmentally-friendly lens. The book empowers children to do whatever they can to protect the earth's precious resources. Don't be surprised if they start coming up with suggestions of their own for you!
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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781619890060
  • Publisher: Little Pickle Press LLC
  • Publication date: 11/14/2011
  • Series: What Does It Mean To Be...? Series
  • Sold by: Sachmanya
  • Format: NOOK Kids Read to Me
  • Sales rank: 528,502
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • File size: 13 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

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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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."

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2012

    good teaching book

    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!

    23 out of 31 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 6, 2012

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    Cute Book

    This is a cute book teaching kids how to live more environmentally friendly. I really liked the illustrations.

    16 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 30, 2010

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    A Mom's Choice Awards Recipient!

    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.

    11 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2012

    This inspired me

    This is such a inapirational book! Even tho its smal land short it is a good thing to show your kids

    9 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2012

    Great book

    Good educational book for 4-6 years old kids.

    8 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2012

    BORING

    Really easy to read good for little little kids tells you hiw to help the earth

    7 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2012

    Green

    Good for when there is nothing else to read teaches the importance of being green.

    4 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2012

    Poopy

    Poopy

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2012

    Not worth five dollars

    This book was free at one time and i deleted it. I would be angree if i paid five dollars for it

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2012

    Great book

    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...

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2012

    Wasnt.

    Wasnt this just free? Now its 4.99 sheesh!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 19, 2012

    Cute

    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.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 9, 2012

    Horrible sound

    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.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2012

    Anonymous

    This a great book to teach little kids about being green and helping the planet.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 25, 2012

    colorful book , cute to read cute frog well wrote , well wo

    colorful book , cute to read cute frog well wrote , well worded

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2013

    BAD BAD BAD!!!!!!!!!!

    It does help you

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2013

    This 'Global Warming Indoctrination' is All Lies

    I do not approve of this trash for children. I do not believe in any of it!Wish there was a 'ZERO' rating.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 2, 2012

    Not bad

    Not a bad story, but a little too old for my daughter (2 yrs old). It didn't keep her attention for long.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 28, 2012

    Wonderful book so helpful.

    It is one of my granddaughter's favorite books and it is really teaching her about what being green means.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2012

    Cool

    It was good.I thought it was going to be bad,but I liked it!!!!!!!!!!! Read it noooooooowwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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