Through gorgeous prose, stunning illustrations and memorable stories, our kids’ books help make storytime not only special, but meaningful. We want to inspire the next generation to read, learn, grow, and challenge the status quo.
Turning bedtime stories into memorable moments
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Inspiring the next generation
After the horrific Australian bushfires in the summer of 2019 and 2020, Ethicool was born out of a desire to create an equal, climate-safe future for the next generation. As parents, grandparents or carers, we sometimes individually feel helpless to create change. But if we’re able to galvanise the next generation to do so through children’s story books that teach a moral lesson, then there’s no barrier to what we can all achieve.
But why should change start with children?Children are intelligent and perceptive, far more than we give them credit for. No little one is born unequal; instead, society creates unequal opportunities for them. No baby is born with depression or anxiety, that instead becomes a product of their environment. No child is naturally racist, or a natural bully, or wants to litter our oceans or contribute to climate change; instead, society creates a world where all of these things are possible, and sometimes, encouraged.
Our little ones have the opportunity to create a different world, right from the ground up. The future is in their hands and if we give them the gift of knowledge and the inspiration to take action, they can create the world of their dreams.
It’s never too late and this book appeals to the new discovering reader and the adults who need to remember.... beautiful prose and the illustrations are so harmonious with them it’s a delight! A delight and a wake up that we are the change needed now.... thank you thank you thank you... will be a family favourite.... time to wonder at nature
I loved your story book content illustration. My little Grandson hasn't received it yet, the book is a Christmas present but as he loves books and Nature l'm sure it will be a winner.
My first grandchild has just been born so I have bought in advance to keep for he third birthday plus another copy for a special friend
I love everything about this book
Illustrations are phenomenal and story is lovely 🥰
A delightful story and gorgeous illustrations. We all love the message of hope.
This book is absolutely beautiful! Both the story, and the illustrations alike. Delivery was really fast. Will be purchasing more
Lovely book gorgeous art work. Hope the grandchildren love it
So beautiful, can’t wait to give it to my granddaughter.
Very pleased with this book was a birthday present for my grandaugter.
I absolutely love the artworks in this book. And the message is beautiful. If you buy just one book this year for a child of any age, you will not go wrong with this one.
A beautiful story and very easy for children to follow.
This book was so beautifully written and lovely colourful illustrations. But I loved the presentation so much. What a beautiful way to express the author and message.
I love these books with their prefect messages to guide our future generations. Can’t wait to give to our grandson on his birthday next month.
My four year old son loves this book. At bedtime it’s one of the books he will pull off the shelf and add to the top of the pile. He asks so many questions as I’m reading it to him and I can tell he’s drawn in by every word and picture, thinking deeply about the story and it’s meaning. He always asks if Tom lands his kick flip at the end and I ask what he thinks happens. He says “I think he does”. Thank you for creating such an important book for young men.
I gave 2 granddaughter's the book. It is so beautifully written and illustrated. They both loved it and believed it was them that mother nature chose to be her helper.
Love the illustrations in this book, the story of looking after our planet is presented beutifuly for both the young and old readers.
thank you ,love reading it to my Grand Children
Loved the narrative, messaging and illustrations! We need more books like this 🌏❤️
Feedback from our niece was that both she and her boys just loved this book. Your messages in your books are just fantastic for children and for those adults who are in denial of what is happening to our world.
Thanks so much Ethicool.
One book has been sent to the UK for my grand daughter. The other book is for another grand daughter for Christmas.
Beautiful books, gorgeous colours and illustrations, great story. I love this book. I hope this will help them to realise how important it is to look after our planet.
We purchased the books to give as gifts to the children in our family. So impressed with the beautiful illustrations and message in the education of our children, the future generation, in caring for the planet.
Sweetly illustrated and poetically written . A delightful book that I wanted to read so I have them all
Another beautiful book from the Ethicool collection that takes children on a exploration of our world and encourages them to develop a sense of responsibility and caring for our planet.
This gorgeous books takes children on a exploration of the Earth with Mother Nature and encourages them to become involved by taking responsibility for our planet. Mother Nature will know!
Ethicool Books aren't just talking the talk, they are walking the walk! 👏🌏 I received Simon and the Sad Salad by Teigan Margetts and was super impressed to see it delivered in a compostable, zero-waste bag! Nice work 👌 I really loved that this story featured diverse children and that there was a clear message and encouragement to not just think about others, but to find a way to help those less fortunate than yourself. I can't recall a picture book that deals with the issue of poverty from a kids perspective like this. It was a springboard for LOTS of powerful questions from my kids.
My 3 year old daughter loves this book, she is so taken with the persona of Mother Nature. I think she really feels her sadness through the illustrations (which is a big compliment to the amazing illustrator) The story itself is simple to follow and is absolutely clever as it involves the reader. This makes the experience even more enjoyable for the child. My daughter was so happy to learn she has the power to help mother nature which lead to a discussion around saving water, not using plastic etc. I recommend it highly.
Gorgeous illustrations & beautiful stories - loving these as gifts for friends with children, and my own niece & nephew!
This is our third book by your author, Stuart French, and it is just as fantastic as the others. We can't really think of anyone else who writes so beautifully. Hurry up and produce more!! P.S. Illustrations are exquisite too. Thank you!!
My little boy keeps grabbing this book out of the basket of books. Beautiful illustrations & incredibly well written.
Gorgeous book with a great lesson ! Magical illustrations my little one gets lost in. ❤ A fav on the book shelf.
An educational yet uplifting introduction to fighting the good fight to save our planet. Sweet, practical and with beautiful illustrations.
Share you love for Mother Earth with this beautiful book and inspire young and old to care more about environment . My kids are grown up but I just had to add this book to our little home library for our little cousins and nephews when they come to visit
My 6 year old granddaughter requests this story every night She discusses every detail each time!
Mother Nature is a magical enchanting true to life story that gifts children with the belief that they can help
We are both super keen to do as much as we can to care for Mother Nature & save our unique planet
Thank you with our whole heart for this wonderful empowering story
My 8-year-old daughter just loved this book. She was captivated by the gorgeous illustrations and understood the powerful message within the story. There was a beautiful rhythm to the story that kept us both engaged. We loved thinking up ideas for the lovely commitment to action at the end of the book. What a great concept!
The illustrations are just gorgeous in this imaginative story that delivers an important message. We loved it!
What an important message so magical written and illustrated .
This gorgeous book will pass through the generations of our family .
Looking forward to ordering other tiles from Ethicool Books
Thank you so much for making this purchase so easy .
Brought for my young nieces. Absolutely beautiful book. The girls loved the story an illustrations.
Sorry both my copies have been bought for newborns however their parents are delighted
Lovely story and illustrations grandchildren love it🌈