Sandy's Incredible Shrinking Footprint - A Second Story Press Review( +Giveaway 11/10)

I have often come across airlines and many other organizations making efforts to reduce"carbon footprint". For each of us personally, "home" is the best place to start. I was so glad to receive this book to review as I introduced my son to a new word "recycle". He is small but it was worth reading it to him as he was repeating after me "Don't cut the trees!" , " Don't leave garbage on the beach!". Like I always say, children are never too young to read to!

I want you to take a look at the illustrations by peeking here.Did you find something different about the illustrations? Adrianna Steele-Card uses a combination of natural and recycled materials, highlighted by paints and fibers. Look closely and you will find fish made from leaves, cloths made from flower petals, and a host of other surprises.
  • This book is printed on Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified paper.
  • The art for this book was made using a collage of reused, recycled, and natural materials
Carole Carpenter specializes in a program aims to teach people how to listen to children, to learn from them and to work in their best interests. Femida Handy is a professor on Environmental Studies. They put thier skills and knowledge together to create this wonderful book to teach children about the importance of keeping the environment clean and green.

The book authored by Carole Carpenter and Femida Handy is about how Sandy learns about " ecological footprint" . She learns it in the most fun place - by the beach! Sandy and her dog, Pepper love to visit Grandpa who lived by sea-side.Sandy meets the star of the story, "The Garbage Lady" who adds meaning to the story and to Sandy's life.

If you want to teach your children about environmental awareness, this is a good choice to start with.

Buy it from Amazon for $11.51.

Win it!

1 lucky reader will have the chance to win a copy of this book.

  • Follow my blog on GFC
  • Leave a comment on what you do to care for the environment.
This Giveaway is open to US and Canada until Nov 10, 2010.Random Generator will choose a winner and winner will be announced on Nov 11, 2010.There is no limit to the no.of times that you can win on my blog! Feel free to enter all Giveaways even if you have won before!

(Disclaimer: Thanks to Second Story Press  for sending me the featured book for review purpose. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way.All opinions expressed here are only my own.)


Born 2 Be Mom said...

What a cool story! Following, and what I do to care for the environment is avoid the use of chemicals in household cleaners, and avoid using paper towels. This means less waste (as I'm not buying products and throwing away containers) and the bonus of a healthier home.

Kristinfriesen81 at gmail dot com

EmptyNester said...

Already a follower! We are HUGE on recycling; I use NO chemicals for any household cleaning; we grow our own veggies- all organic, NO pesticides; Hubs makes bio diesel that we use to fuel all our vehicles; we hope to go off the grid within the next couple of years (solar power especially) ...all 4 of our daughters, who have left the nest, are very environmentally aware and active in their awareness!

ruthhill74 said...

gfc follower

ruthhill74 said...

We recycle and reuse what we can to help the environment.

Jen M said...

follow via GFC
jenyasha87 at hotmail dot com

Jen M said...

I recycle everything around the house - paper, bottles, containers, etc. I also use reusable bags.
jenyasha87 at hotmail dot com

Chelsey said...

We walk often, recycle, use re-useable bottles and have nearly litterless lunches for my daughter, clean with vinegar, dry the clothes on the line etc... Thanks for the giveaway. mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

leanne_mac said...

We recycle and try to teach our kids about the imporance of recycling. I bought my daughter reusable lunch bags for her lunches. Every little bit help!

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leanne_mac said...

I follow you on gfc

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Niecey said...

I follow your blog via google friend connect - Niecey


I recycle, I grow my own organic foods, I use cloth diapers, I educate my kids about reduce, reuse and recycle, we buy used where possible, we clean without chemicals.

Jackie at 3littleones said...

Im a GFC follower
jbuccigross at gmail dot com

Jackie at 3littleones said...

we use cloth diapers over here and recycle as much as we can!

jbuccigross at gmail dot com

Beetle said...

To care for the environment, we try our best to follow the 3 R's: Reduce first, then Re-use, and finally Re-cycle what we can't re-use. And we try to reduce our energy consumption (turn off lights, use compact fluorescent bulbs, dry wash on the line, etc).
PS I follow your blog on Google Friend Connect.
elliebeetle (at) gmail (d0t) com

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