💚 Welcome to the world of Mother Nature 🌎
"There was once an old lady called Mother Nature. She lived in the mountains and she swam in the streams, and she brewed all the colours that I saw in my dreams.
She was tall and wide, and had trees for her thighs, and she listened and listened to the skies and the tide. She could jump between mountains and turn waterfalls to fountains, and she could swim in the sea much deeper than me.
She could run faster than leopards and protect sheep like the shepherds, and yet she cried like the tide as the planet died at her side.
She pleaded to the people to not litter the seas, and she asked them kindly to not fell the trees.
She shielded the animals from the hunters and thieves, and she begged them to leave the whales in the seas.
She soaked up the sun as its burning begun, and she tried and tried as her home slowly died.
But then YOU came running up by her side!"
What makes our children's nature books SO special?
Nature is deeply special, isn’t it? So special, in fact, that it’s hard to describe just what makes it so wonderful in the handful of pages inside a children’s picture book. How can you possibly convey all the sights, sounds, and strange sensations of Mother Nature’s finest work? Well, you gently weave all of it into a gorgeous story that captivates children from page one, and you lose their imaginations in wild and wonderful illustrations, that are rich in detail and rife with colour. And you create characters that are fantastical and yet still within reach. And then you instil the story with messages of care and respect for nature, teaching children to love, protect and conserve what matters most… And, if you do all this, you’ve done the almost impossible. And the almost impossible is nestled within every single Ethicool children’s book!
"Alvin Mulyono’s illustrations have a depth to them that entices the reader into the pages further—the artwork radiates in all the right places."
- The Children's Book Review on Remembering Mother Nature.