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Books from childhood (some read by teachers) have the power to stay etched in our memories forever. For me it’s books like Where the Wild Things Are, the Amelia Bedelia series and Little Women to name a few that I can still quote lines from to this day.
The Greenzys by the reputable children’s author Danielle Mentzer just hit shelves on Earth day 2010 and is a story with a message worth remembering. Greenzys is an “eco-friendly, literary-based brand” that parents and teachers alike should be happy to promote.
When GreenPhillyBlog was given an advanced copy of Greenzys to review I was pretty stoked. I love reading – kids book included! My take on the Greenzys book?
It’s a well-told story with a positive message. I encourage all to pick this book up and pass on to the kids in your lives. (Or – enjoy the adorable story and illustrations yourself. No judgement.)
Without giving too much away… the premise revolves around a pine tree named Orinda who is in danger of dying because of environmental threats. The villain, Grimy, is a “dirty, messy troublemaker” representative of real-world eco-dangers. The Greenzys – a group of animals including a giraffe, panda, elephant, penguin and more – unite to battle Grimy and save Orinda.
There are tangible takeaways and pretty pictures from illustrator Cris De Lara to enjoy along the way.
You can find The Greenzys at FAO Schwarz New York and FAO.com. Other locations will likely be added soon.
The book is made with eco-friendly certified paper and board with soy based inks. It’s printed in The United States.
Posted by Beth
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