Kids Book Review: The Green Mother Goose: Saving the World One Rhyme at a Time

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The Green Mother Goose: Saving the World One Rhyme at a Time
Sterling Books
age 3-5, 5-8
by Jan Peck and David Davis, illustrated by Carin Berger
32 pages

Synopsis from Sterling Books:

Together we’ll do it- We’ll help save the earth… Come now, rhyme with me, Let’s turn our hearts loose, And fly ’round the world With Green Mother Goose. Mother Goose has gone green-and this playful picture book invites kids to join the fun. In these delightful “recycled” rhymes, Old Mother Hubbard shops with cloth grocery bags; Old King Coal is a better old soul, working to keep our skies smoke-free; and Hickety, Pickety is now a cage-free hen!

Rhymes are an easy way to teach kids important things and new skills. Many Mother Goose rhymes we learned as children we still know now and have shared with our own kids. What a perfect avenue for teaching abour respecting the environment and the world around them. The Green Mother Goose contains many tweaked classics that encourage your children to be environmental stewards.

I’ve always enjoyed Carin Berger’s illustrations, collages made from recycled materials. They are especially fitting in The Green Mother Goose. Hopefully the rhymes will have the kids thinking more about choices they make and a general appreciation for the world around them. My kids are still singing the rhyme Here We Go Around the Neighbourhood.

You can find a copy of The Green Mother Goose: Saving the World One Rhyme at a Time by visiting your local book store or visiting Sterling Books. Visit our Kid’s Books section for other great book recommendations. What are you reading with your kids?

I have to thank Sterling Books for my review copy.

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