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Sunday, April 18, 2010

This Is Our World: A Story About Taking Care of the Earth - Emily Sollinger (Picture Book)



Released March 2010

www.kids.simonandschuster.com

Reviewed by Bob Walch

Planting trees, cleaning up beach litter, making birdhouses from recycled material and planting a community vegetable garden keep the children pictured in this board book busy. The message isn't very subtle but all of the books in this Little Green Books series underscore the same theme - reduce, reuse and recycle.

Made from 70% recycled material, the green theme is evident in how this picture book for children four and older was manufactured. You'll also find that each page incorporates a puzzle piece in the artwork. The nine double-sized pieces can be assembled into two puzzles. Do one side then break it apart, flip the pieces over and assemble the second picture.

Although the puzzles add and extra dimension to the book they also present a choking hazard. Please be sure this book doesn't end up within the reach of a child who still likes to put things in his or her mouth! If there is a potential problem with younger children in the family I'd suggest you remove all the puzzle pieces for the time being to avoid any problems.

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