*2020 Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award – honorable mention*
ABC Earth-Friendly Me presents 26 things—from Action to Zero waste and everything in between—that eco-conscious kids and their families can do to help care for the Earth.
Pairing aspects of eco-friendly living with each letter of the alphabet, this durable board book is not only perfect for teaching young children their ABCs, but also for encouraging them to be aware of the impact they have on the environment.
The content empowers young children, showing them that even their small choices make a big difference. The engaging illustrations, fun rhyming text, and simple concepts introduce children to an eco-friendly lifestyle. To help, kids can plant flowers for pollinating bees, eat more fruits and vegetables, share or swap old toys, help their parents air-dry laundry, and learn about animals and their habitats.
Environmental terms throughout, such as "pollination," "biodegradable," "pollution," and "preservation," have easy-to-understand, kid-friendly definitions in the back of the book. A spread elaborating on additional things kids can do, such as riding a bike, creating a new toy from old stuff, and hunting for a unique pre-owned item at the thrift store, shows easy and fun ways to help out!
ABC Earth-Friendly Me shows that every member of the family—even the smallest one—can protect our planet Earth. This is the perfect book to inspire the next generation of eco-conscious kids, while teaching them the alphabet at the same time. Learning the ABCs has never been so green and so much fun!
With endearing illustrations and mindful concepts, the ABC for Me series pairs each letter of the alphabet with words that promote big dreams and healthy living. Other books in this series include:
- ABC Yoga (2016)
- ABC Love (2017)
- ABC Baby Signs (2017)
- ABC Mindful Me (2018)
Christiane Engel is an award-winning illustrator and author. Her work can be found in a huge variety of kids' books all over the world, including a kids' bible and a children's atlas as well as Walter Foster Jr.'s ABC Love and ABC Yoga. Her instantly recognizable children's characters appeared in an award-winning ad campaign in the UK and she works with the Surrey County Council to create advertising and educational material for families. She has also created illustrations for animated programs for clients including the BBC. Christiane lives by the sea in southeast England with her little family. Learn more at chengel.myportfolio.com.