Celebrating Earth Day

Celebrating Earth Day

What are you and your family doing to celebrate Earth Day?  We are reading about Endangered Species through the Dot-To-Dot Children’s Books Empowered Communities Series.  Not only do my children love to read new and exciting stories, they adore animals!  Especially learning about their culture, where they live and how they survive.  Each of the stories was very well written and sent a powerful message.  Protecting the endangered animals around the world is so very important and I am very happy to have had the opportunity to share these wonderful stories with my children.  Each book is hard cover with amazing art work for illustrations, you can tell countless hours have gone into each book to make it special and a perfect representation of each country where the story takes place.  The books were written by women and the school children of Afghanistan, Rwanda, Tanzania, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Republic of Congo and Nicaragua (with the support of several non-for-profit organizations).  They wanted to raise awareness to what happens around them on a daily basis and to help people realize the need to protect the endangered species of each of their respective countries.

  • Yara’s Amazing Nose – Learn how a nose transforms an identity and a friendship for one of the most unique creatures in the animal kingdom – the lowland tapir!
  • Carey’s First Day – Follow Carey the hawksbill sea turtle as he navigates the hazardous journey from his nest to his future home in the open ocean.
  • When Honey the Tiger Flew – Written by the courageous participants in the Somaly Mam Foundation’s Voices for Change program, When Honey the Tiger Flew is the story of a young tiger who, through determination and ingenuity, rescues his mother.
  • The Snow Leopard Dream – Under blue skies dotted by clouds in a remote region, a young girl overcomes her fears and befriends a snow leopard.
  • Ndeze and Ndakasi’s New Home – Two orphan mountain gorillas learn the ways of the world as they find a new home.
  • Sam Learns Some Lessons – Using the wisdom of elders, a herd of elephants cope with a water shortage.
  • Shuba and the Cyclone – A river dolphin loses her way after a cyclone and a crocodile becomes an accidental hero.
  • Kajo and Akari’s New Friend – Seeking adventure, brother chimpanzees chase a butterfly through the forest.

Protecting Endangered Animals

I always knew that protecting endangered animals was important but it wasn’t until I read these books that I realized HOW it important it really was.  Each book touched me in some way.  My favorite book was Yara’s Amazing Nose, its a story of a Tapir that is made fun of because of its big nose.  It flees to hide and stay away from anything that will see its big nose.  As it turns out having a big nose can come in handy to help someone out, it actually saved her wolf friend’s life!  I really enjoyed reading about the animals, the people and each country at the end of the books.  My daughter who is 4 was fascinated with the facts about each animal.  These books are more than just a story to tell your children, they are like a mini encyclopedia on each topic…very educational!  These books are a much needed addition to our home library.  I home school my daughter and she has asked that we learn more information about each country and its animals.  I look forward to using these books in our studies for years to come.

You can purchase these books for $13.95 each or a full set for $49.95.  Dot-To-Dot Children’s Books is donating all the proceeds of the book sales to directly fund the organizations who work to empower the women and children in the featured countries to protect endangered species!  Check them out on Facebook for more information!

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