Lets celebrate Earth day with some books! These books are not only fun tales that are beautifully illustrated, but also have a grander purpose. These are the new Earth Day books by Dot to Dot Children’s Books.
These books are written by women and children of actual endangered places like Afghanistan, Rwanda, Tanzania, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Republic of Congo, and Nicaragua. I’ll give you a quick run down of each book. Sam Learns Some Lessons is about an elephant dealing with water shortages and is from Tanzania. The Snow Leopard Dream from Afghanistan is about a young girl befriending a snow leopard. Shuba and the Cyclone is about a river dolphin and a heroic crocodile. Yara’s Amazing Nose is about a tapir and its nose and comes to us from Bolivia. The adventures of a young tiger saving its mother comes to us from Somalia in the book When Honey the Tiger Flew. Ndeze and Ndakasi’ s New Home is about two orphaned gorillas. Carey’s First Day follows a new born sea turtle trying to make it to the ocean. Kajo and Akari’s New Friend has two curious chimp brothers following a butterfly around the forest.
All of these books are unique and different offering a unique look at endangered animals in their natural habitat. We especially liked the Ndeze and Ndakasi tales. The main reason I think the kids liked these books are because my thick American tongue always pronounced the main characters names differently, thinking I could get it the right way if I tried enough different ways.
Dot to Dot books is a not for profit organization that helps raise global awareness and education. They support global development around the world. Every book you buy helps support that important mission and those of it’s partners. Each book just discussed was produced with the Wildlife Conservation Society, which works to save wildlife and wild places worldwide. They run the Bronx Zoo, New York Aquarium, and several other zoos in New York that help educate people and bring awareness to animals and their habitats.
Each book also highlights other partners such as Facing the Future (which helps transform the lives of people and communities through education), Water For People, Women for Women, Heal Africa, Somaly Mam, Fabrett Children’s Foundation, AfricAid, and HTAC.
You can win a set of these fantastic books as well! But if you don’t win- I still think you would love them- make sure you check them out, I would for sure buy them in a heartbeat. You can buy these books exclusively at the publisher’s online shop: http://www.dot-to-dot-books.org/shop/
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