This Sunday, April 22nd is Earth Day. Events are held worldwide every year on Earth Day to increase awareness and promote appreciation for the Earth's environment. Dot-to-Dot Children's Books wants to help promote Earth Day with their book series Endangered Species, Empowered Communities.
Based on stories written by 225 young women and children from 8 countries and produced by dozens of volunteers, the Endangered Species, Empowered Communities set of children’s book embodies the spirit of global collaboration and collective creativity. The goals of the project are to empower girls, protect endangered species, and promote global education and awareness.
Here's an excerpt from the publisher on the 8 books included in this series:
* 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.
I am a huge advocate for being "green" and protecting our environment for generations to come. It just so happens that our first son was born the day following Earth Day just a few years ago! I appreciate that this series of books is collaborated from woman and school children from Afghanistan, Rwanda, Tanzania, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Republic of Congo, and Nicaragua-- their stories are a call for increased awareness for an endangered species in their country. And what's even neater is that Dot-to-Dot Children's Books donates all proceeds from book sales to directly fund the organizations working to empower these woman and children and protect endangered species in the featured countries.
My boys LOVE books! Both of their bookshelves are overflowing with books and the boys enjoy reading them countless times. We were excited to delve into this special series Endangered Species, Empowered Communities by Dot-to-Dot Children's Books.
The boys favorites from the series were The Snow Leopard Dream and Sam Learns Some Lessons. My older son had a ton of questions pertaining to the stories and was eager to learn about other countries. My baby boy loved the illustrations from each of the books.
I also liked that the end of each book provides readers with additional information about the endangered animal and their country of origin. The lessons learned from this book series are invaluable and perfect for any family.
The books from the Endangered Species, Empowered Communities Series can be purchased directly at Dot-to-Dot Children's books. At the time of this review they are priced at $49.95 for the series or you can purchase the books individually for $13.95.
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Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I received the 8 book series for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received. A big Thank You to Dot-to-Dot Children's books for the review & giveaway item.