Our House Is Round: A Kid's Book About Why Protecting Our Earth Matters
Yolanda Komdonassis & Joan Brush
Skyhorse, 2012 (2012)
Reviewed by Bob Walch
ibrant art and an important message about the importance of '
keeping your house clean
' make this picture book one that should have an impact on any child five years of age and older.
he author first looks at what happens when '
our Earth gets messy
'. After defining the problem of pollution and some of the negative effects, such as melting the polar ice caps and extreme weather, she then suggests some ways of using less energy and recycling.
t the back of the book you'll find an action plan to help clean up the planet and ideas on how to save energy and recycle. There's also a
Your Earth-Smart Dictionary
that includes key words like
ozone, deforestation, carbon footprint, biodegradable
he author, Yollanda Komdonassis, is a professional harpist who has sold over 100,000 albums worldwide. She is the founder and director of
Earth at Heart
, a non-profit devoted to increasing earth awareness through the arts. She was inspired to write this book to help her seven year old daughter understand the importance of caring for our planet.
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