Ecology From A to Z

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Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media
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A to Z poetry will inspire and teach young eco-activists.

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Educational Value

Gives a basic introduction to various ecological concepts, and could be a helpful way to teach kids how to help protect the earth.

Positive Messages

Various animals teach the boy ways to take care of the environment.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this poetic alphabet gives a basic introduction to various ecological concepts, and could be a helpful way to teach kids how to help protect the earth.

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Kid, 12 years old May 22, 2009

What's the story?

A young boy, Bo Bo Darling, meets up with Irv the turtle, who takes him on a journey around the earth and teaches him ways he can help the environment. Told in rhyme, various animals help present basic concepts and terms in alphabetic order.

Is it any good?

Without being overly preachy, this book offers a solid introduction to basic ideas about what ecology is and how it will help protect the Earth. The rhyming makes it fun, while the animal characters and the brightly-colored cartooning keep it very accessible.

And, the author is practicing what he preaches. As is stated in the back, the publisher and printer have followed green practices in the production of this book, and are "proud signers of the Treatise for Responsible Paper Use."

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about ecology, and all the other concepts presented here. What does Bo Bo learn from Irv about ecology, biodegradable products, carbon monoxide, and so on? What can Bo Bo do to help the earth? Better yet, what do you already do? What other changes can you make that will help protect the earth?

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