Description from the publisher:
“Care for Creation helps children to foster an appreciation and respect for nature. They learn to protect the environment through recycling, home energy conservation and neighborhood clean-ups. Through accompanying Bible verses, they are encouraged to be responsible stewards of God’s creation.”
My Two Cents:
Author Christy Baldwin makes a beautiful connection between caring for our planet as part of being Christian. This is evident throughout the book entitled Care for Creation by Ms. Baldwin. Throughout this educational book you read all the wonderful things our children can take care of our beautiful planet. In addition, at the bottom of each page she has carefully selected a Bible verse to go with the text. I’ve rarely come across a book that makes this connection between the responsibilities of being Christian and taking care of our planet, the earth the God has given us. Care for Creation is an “illustrated children’s book offering a Christian perspective on saving the environment.”
For those of you who homeschool, like we do, this is certainly a great addition to your Science (and Religion) curriculum. Talk about teaching across the curriculum! You can use this book to create an entire unit study on saving the Earth or even on or around Earth Day! (yes, my wheels are turning!) In addition, the author has written activity suggestions at the end of the book and also discussion questions for reading comprehension as well as putting these ideas into action. I must say that she is an Education major (it shows)!
I certainly enjoyed this version of “reuse, reduce, & recycle” as I can use it to teach my five little blessings about the importance of taking care of the Earth the Lord has shared with us to live in! In addition to having lots of information in the text of this book, the illustrations are amazing! The colors are very vivid and you almost get a feel for being in the setting of the story. To get a feel for what I’m talking about, be sure to read the sample first chapter.
I was sent a PDF version of the book for my review and one lucky 3 Boys and a Dog reader will also get a chance to win a copy of Care for Creation.
TO BUY: You can order a hardcover copy of this beautiful earth-friendly book for just $16.95 or for a digital copy as low as $2.99, you can visit Tribute Books to make your purchase. The book is conveniently available in five different formats! You can also contact Tribute Books if you would like to use this book to sell as a fundraiser!
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