10 Things I Can Do To Help My World


This clever novelty book suggests a number of ways to make a difference by conserving natural resources and adopting an eco-friendly lifestyle. The suggestions found here range from remembering to turn off the lights when you leave a room and shutting off the tap when brushing your teeth to recycling stuff around the house into toys.

Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Nice bold, colorful illustrations and some excellent ideas encourage readers to become more eco-friendly.

Content Awareness Factors:

We wished the book was longer!

Little Kid Reaction

My friend read this to her class and they reacted positively to the simple illustrations and the idea behind the book.

Parent Reaction

Both my friend and I thought the book's message on conservation and things the children can do to help was excellent. The message is clear: There are things everyone can do if they love the earth and wish to make it a better place to live.

Type of Book:
This is a book that helps young children understand everyone has a role in making our world a better place to live.
Educational Themes:

This is an easy, practical way to engage kids in thinking about conservation and recycling. The ideas for using recyclables as toys is a great way to promote creativity.

Reading Level:
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
8 to 12
Recommended Age To Read Together:
3 to 6
Age of child:
Read with a group of 7 to 8 year-olds.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. You definitely want to purchase this book since it can be used as a jumping-off point for a discussion on other ways to become more planet friendly.

Title 10 Things I Can Do to Help My World
Author Melanie Walsh
Publisher Candlewick Press, Walker Books Group © 2008
Illustrators Melanie Walsh
ISBN 9780763641443
Material Hard Cover
Cost $16.95
Genres Ecology | Environment
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