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With coal pollution causing known damage to people’s health and acting as a key player in climate change, alternative energy solutions are a big topic! Uncle Marlow’s Machine is honest and clear, its writing style attributing a sense of responsibility to the reader. The illustrations in this story make a real impact. Beautiful green fields contrast with smoky skies and dirty power plants, and this helps to demonstrate the story’s theme.
Despite the fact that approximately 15 million children—21 percent—in the United States live in poverty, it’s not a topic that appear in picture books very often. Simon and the Sad Salad, I think, addresses a very real, very important gap in the market, helping children living in poverty to feel seen and included and helping children not affected by poverty to understand and support friends who are. This is a big topic, but Simon and the Sad Salad communicates it clearly and simply, making it relatable and comprehensible.
Remembering Mother Nature is a lovely rhyming story with an important underlying message. The illustrations are vibrant, yet peaceful at the same time. A beautiful story for budding eco warriors.
What a beautiful friendship Tim and Oliver have in this story. The concept that 'Boys Don't Cry' in explored in a gentle and relatable way for children. I hope there is a follow up story where Tom and his Dad can reconnect on an emotional level.
My son is only four and he has already come home from kindergarten telling me that 'big boys don't cry*.' Tom's tears really helped me encourage him to stay in touch with those emotions and to not be ashamed of crying and needing love and affection.
*there is no way this is coming from the teachers it is definitely coming from other kids.
Conveys an important message in a sweet story that captivated my son
Beautiful book :)
I bought this book for my twin grandchildren. Even though they are still only young, I want them to hear stories from the beginning that will help them to love the earth. This book bought a tear to my eye when I read it. It is just beautiful.
smooth and easy transaction, the book is amazing and my grandchildren will love it for ever.... ps. so will I!
A magical book, with amazing illustrations, coupled with beautiful prose. It engages children's attention, stimulating their imagination, promoting critical thinking.
A very beautiful book, well written with lovely pictures.
Beautifully illustrated children's book with a contemporary message for climate conservation
I just received this book got it for my 2and3 year old grandchildren it’s Has beautiful picTures and easy to read beautiful
I purchased 2 copies of Remembering Mother Nature, one for my little girl, the other for my granddaughter. The story is gorgeous and the illustrations are just beautiful. Very happy customer.
What an absolute gem of a book, helping my kids open up a conversation about nature and cause and effect and also being aware about nature in general. Definitely a book must-have!
Oh my goodness, what a gorgeous book about mother nature! My 3 children really enjoyed the story and the amazing pictures on every page. So great hearing and seeing what they do for nature when they are out for a walk on the beach or in the national park!
This was a beautiful book. I’m so glad there are books like this to help teach our children how to take care of the planet
I really hope every child reads this book. Lovely story and great message.
When we finished reading this book, my 1.5 year old said 'more, more' and we read it again. When he was up the next morning he went straight to the bookshelf to get it. Needless to say, it's a smash hit with him.
This is such a beautiful book, so happy with my purchase. It’s a topic that’s going to be hard to teach your kids so finding a book that makes it all a bit of fun is fantastic!
Our favourite book ever!!! Such an imporatant topic and beautiful pictures. Gave my friend the coupon code which shes going to use to buy them for her work
This book is a great story towards adults moreso who read it to their children.
Children are our teachers.
I bought this for my grandson for Easter, am so happy with it as it is such a beautifully illustrated book with a magical story.
This is a lovely book, where you go on a wonderful journey to meet wildlife on our planet and under the sea. Reading a book and Turning pages with your grandchildren is a very important exciting thing to do. The colours and the pictures on the pages of this book were lovely. Yes it’s a little sad to read but how else can we teach our next generation to care for our planet.
This is a very beautiful story, I got this as a surprise for my granddaughter. She loves plants and animals so this was perfect. The story while a little sad is very important and finishes on a happy positive note. My granddaughter wants to be a wildlife warrior. The story is not too long or involved which is great and the pictures are beautiful and with lots of colour. Mother Nature is kind and gentle looking a Nonna or nana.
Perfect 🥰 I’m so glad I got this book .
This book is so beautiful, I loved reading it to my children and they loved the book too. The illustrations were just magical!
Loved it! Beautiful illustrations
My 3 year old loved this book immediately and we have read it again and again and again. Beautiful illustrations and an important story beautifully told. So happy thank you.
I love everything about this book. It is a beautiful story and the illustrations are just gorgeous. My Son Phoenix loves it and it is something we will treasure for years to come.
Hi, I brought this book as I am an educator for family day care , love love love it , it's illustration and story are amazing and very engaging for the children , can't wait to buy more xx
Hi I bought this amazing illustrated children's book for my children I teach at kinder. It was wonderful and children enjoyed it thank u
I just love this book - it’s shares wonderful messages of nature and caring for our planet throughout this beautifully illustrated book -
What a beautiful book. It is a gift yet to be gifted to a very special little girl, who I know will love it!
what an amazing book. This book brings back so many different memories that are so special.
Thank you xo
This book reminds me of two very specials women in my life one my mum the other my mum's best friend.
I love the art work and when reading the book to a 2 an 1/2 year old the questions and what she sees is so beautiful.
Thank you so much xo
The illustrations and story are so beautiful. I loved reading this to my nearly 4 year old daughter who has been so curious about Mother Nature and now has a book to continue that curiosity. Love it.
This beautifully illistrated and written book is the perfect accompaniment for every childs bed time story. The message is loud a clear... lets teach our children they can make a differnce. My 3 year old daughter loves it and i equally enjoy reading it to her.
This book is like a warm hug for your sons. I think they need this.