Sometimes it’s difficult to explain to youngsters what actually is going on in the world even though they see reports on the news each day. Sometimes they ask questions that you may not have answers to. Author Nancy Stewart recently released a children’s book during with such an issue.
One Pelican At A Time by Nancy Stewart
Author Nancy Stewart has created an inspiring and educational book for youngsters (and old alike) that deals with the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill.
The story features Bella and Britt, two young girls who enjoy the beach along the Gulf Coast and its inhabitants. When they discover oil washing up on shore, they are eager to help. The ranger explains that there’s nothing they can do as adults have to clean up the oil.
When their friend, the old crooked beak pelican, becomes covered in oil, the girls’ quick action saves his life. This proves to them that everyone can do something in their own way to help.
The book is beautifully illustrated by Samantha Bell. The book is suggested for readers ages 7 to 12.
Author Nancy Stewart’s website is http://www.nancystewartbooks.com/
Illustrator Samantha Bell’s website is http://www.samantha-bell.com/
One Pelican At A Time by Nancy Stewart, Guardian Angel Publishing, @2011, ISBN: 9781616331399, Paperback, 26 pages
FTC Full Disclosure - I requested this book as part of the author’s blog tour and it was sent to me by the author in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.
Do you think it’s good to explain environmental issues like the oil spill to youngsters?