In honor of upcoming Earth Day, this week we are reading It’s Earth Day by Mercer Mayer. Little Critter is learning all about the environment and decides he needs to spring into action and help save the world!

photo credit: barnes & noble

I really love this book because it made such an impression on my boys. Any time I remind myΒ boys to turn off the light in the bathroom or to speed up their shower I get the response, “Oh yeah Mom, the polar bears. I forgot.” Yes, the polar bears. Little Critter learns about global warming while watching a film at school. The film explains to the kids that the north pole is melting. Little Critter and his pals implement a plan to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and help save the polar bears.

The book is truly engaging for the entire family. Face it, I’m sure our households could all use some tweaking in our routines to help the environment a little more. We talked about all of the things we already do to help, and we talked about things we could work on. Deacon and I were cutting up some old t-shirts the other day to use as cleaning rags…”This is recycling Mom. We’re turning it into something new.” I love it!

Have a Happy Earth Day Everyone!

The Bookshelf #20 – It’s Earth Day!
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9 thoughts on “The Bookshelf #20 – It’s Earth Day!

  • April 19, 2012 at 8:31 am

    I adore the Little Critter books! Even my daughter loves them, as well as the Berenstain Bears books. πŸ™‚

      • April 19, 2012 at 10:59 am

        Same here. I need to get her more before I go mad! The Boxcar Children is a favorite too. πŸ™‚

  • April 19, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Yesterday, Squishy came home talking all about Earth Day. I will have to get this book for him! πŸ™‚

  • April 20, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    One of the few Little Critter books I haven’t seen yet. Another one to buy for the grandson. Thanks for the recommendation! πŸ™‚

  • April 23, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    I love this line of books. I am trying to read as many as I can with Johnny before he outgrows the series. Thanks for sharing/

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