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2010 Book Of The Year

Join EnviroGirl as she learns about saving the environment! In Go Green With Me you and your child will learn simple, eco-friendly tips that will help protect the planet. From recycling and solar power to worm composting and so much more, Go Green With Me makes these important lessons fun to read and learn.

Publisher: The Little Environmentalists

ISBN: 978-0-9820371-2-6

Retail Price: $7.95

Date Published: March 2009

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New Age Mama
September 21, 2010

The New Age Mama household does everything we can to be green. We use cloth diapers. We recycle. And we get involved with community clean ups. I want my children to know from an early age how important it is to make care of our planet and to really appreciate the beauty of nature. One great way to do that is with the books available at The Little Environmentalists.

We received two of the wonderful books from The Little Environmentalists to review. The first is “Go Green with Me”. This fun book is filled with rhymes and colorful pictures that will grab a child’s attention. But each page also teaches them the little things they can do to help preserve our natural resources. It talks about recycling, turning off lights and water, and buying organic. These are all things I already try to get my kids to do, and they often roll their eyes at me. But this book is making it seem more like a game than a chore, and is really encouraging them to do it.

The second book we reviewed is “Nature Discovery”. This book will get your children exploring their own back yard in search of butterflies, animals, and even flowers. The story takes you on an adventure in your own back yard, and each page lists the different types of creatures you might encounter. Its a fun story with real pictures of children as well as some cute illustrations that kids are sure to love.

The stories are wonderful and educational, but what I like best about The Little Environmentalist is that they give back. One dollar of every purchase goes to the National Wildlife Federation. Buying their books is a great way to teach your children about the environment, while helping it at the same time. What more can you ask for? Well, how about a giveaway?

One very lucky winner is going to receive a copy of Nature Discovery in My Own Backyard. To enter, please visit The Little Environmentalists and tell me something you learned. For additional entries, you can do any of the following, but you must complete this initial entry first. Any entries that do not follow these guidelines will be deleted.

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This giveaway will end at midnight on 10/11/10 and is open to the US only. The winner will be chosen via a random number generator. Thanks again to The Little Environmentalists for offering this great prize!

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The Old Schoolhouse Magazine
June 14, 2010

Awarded 2009 Book of the Year by Creative Child magazine, Go Green with Me is a unique children's book that offers many eco-friendly, energy-saving tips for the entire family. Everyone, no matter how big or small, can play a part to help protect our beautiful planet!  

Through colorful illustrations and simple, rhyming text, the book invites kids to join EnviroGirl as she learns how to take better care of her environment. Turning off lights and water faucets, recycling, growing a garden, buying organic, and using cloth bags versus paper or plastic are just some of the ways kids and families are encouraged to "go green."  

Did You Know? sections are featured throughout the pages of the book. These facts were a bit more than my 4-year-old cared to know, but older children would be able to understand and appreciate the extra information. Earth Notes, a section at the end of the book, gives detailed steps individuals, families, or classrooms can take to conserve the earth's natural resources.  

I think it is important that the company, The Little Environmentalists, practices what they preach too! Go Green with Me is printed on 100% recycled paper with 100% post-consumer waste that is processed without the use of chlorine. Inks used are also safe for the environment.  

I love the fact that learning about the environment doesn't stop with this book! The company's website,, presents an array of opportunities for further research. After perusing the website, I've become quite interested in the Energy Kids Page link under Environmental Approach. There's endless information regarding using and saving energy, including a link for lesson plans! I am sure kids will be more interested in the games and activities link, though. I can't wait until my children are finished with their current science textbook so we can delve deeply into the wonderful world of energy and conservation!  

I recommend this book to jumpstart your family's desire to "go green." For just $7.95, you get so much more than a book. You and your family will gain valuable knowledge and will learn necessary skills to become responsible stewards of our precious environment.

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April 21, 2010

Go Green with Me — The book, Go Green With Me by Rebecca Mattano and Kristen Collier, was beaming with important environmental tips, information, and questions. As a K-8 teacher and sponsor of my school's environmental club, that's the kind of book I want to share with my students! From the easy, rhyming text, facts and statistics throughout this short story, to tips and ideas at the end of the selection, it's a teacher's springboard to helping students learn about the importance of taking care of our planet.

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Mom's Best Bet

A Mom's Impression
February 4, 2010

I am constantly trying to find ways to encourage my students to take care of the planet in their own small way. We recycle in our classroom and collect juice pouches from our lunches to be reused and turned into pencil pouches (through Teracycle). We might only be in kindergarten, but I believe it is important to teach children how to take care of the planet we live in at an early age.

I was fortunate to receive two special books from The Little Environmentalists to review. The first book I reviewed is Nature Discovery In My Backyard, written by Rebecca Mattano and designed by Keara Harris. Nature Discovery In My Backyard is a book full of photographs of a little girl discovering different plants, animals, and insects in her backyard. I appreciate the book because it incorporates nature, discovery, and the ability to use your senses into the story. The book uses rhyme and repetition to encourage even the youngest readers to enjoy the book. For parents and educators there are tips for nature discovery and nature notes included in the back of the book. Nature Discovery In My Backyard is a wonderful book for any educator of young children to incorporate into their science curriculum.

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Mom's Best Bet
October 2, 2009

My daughter and I made sand angels and then read two books by the sea. The books we read were by "The Little Environmentalists." The first book was "Nature Discovery In My Backyard" and the seconds was, "Go Green With Me." I really enjoyed reading these books because they both help children gain environmental awareness, appreciation, and stewardship of the aina or land around them.

The first book talks about what the little girl sees and hears in her backyard. My daughter identified with some of the things but also learned about animals that are not native to Hawaii such as a hedgehog.

The second book called, "Go Green With Me" was her favorite because it had very sweet pictures and fun little facts that got her wondering and talking. I liked how it was simplistic but gave the reader clear steps to go green such as: recycle, turn off the water, start a garden, and using the sun for energy. Even the printing is 100% recycled, chlorine free, and they use environmentally friendly ink

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Momma In Flip Flops
April 3, 2009

Being a parent you must realize that you are your child's first teacher and need to be a very good one at that. They learn from example and we need to do our best, everyday to teach them what's best. I've been thrilled to review for The Little Environmentalists and two of her books in the series to help teach my children how to conserve and get a little more greener in our world today.

The newest book, Go Green With Me is excellent just as the other two. Showing through excellent illustrations how they can help the earth, and in very simple terms that are great for your younger child. These books not only teach your younger ones, but give - Did you know? facts that my husband I both learned from. My son has learned a lot about turning off the water while brushing your teeth - a good reminder for me as well and turning off lights when leaving the room. He's all set to build a worm farm for composting as well, all learned from the new book, Go Green With Me.

The other books in the series are excellent. I'm Turning Green is probably one that gets quoted a lot around here - "mom am I turning green?" - "mom I turned off the lights, my arms are green now." Brings a smile to my face every time. I have yet to read, In My Backyard but it took looks great. They aren't all that expensive either. Check out the website, where you can purchase them for $5 each online.

Check out The LIttle Environmentalist online and see how they are Changing the World, One Child at a time.

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The Funky Monkey
April 14, 2009

The Little Environmentalists: Book Giveaway
My husband and I are teaching our children the importance of being green. My son loves to recycle and all of the money he makes goes into his savings account. It's really great because it's teaching him the importance of saving money as well.

I was very happy to learn about The Little Environmentalists. This company sent me two books about being kind to the Earth. My children loved reading them and as a parent, I was thrilled to be encouraging them to do what's good for the environment in a fun and child friendly way.

Go Green With Me is an excellent book about the different ways to go green. From recycling to water conservation, solar power and more, this book is a wonderful way to help teach your child about the importance of taking care of our precious environment. My kids loved the illustrations and it really contains such valuable information. I was learning myself!

Nature Discovery In My Backyard is a terrific book about animals and plants. This wonderful book takes you on a kid-friendly and creative exploration through nature. My daughter is fascinated with insects and animals. This book really made an impact on her and she loved learning about flowers, birds and following the journey of the little girl in the book.

These two books are dynamite learning tools for all children and I highly recommend them. It's great to see a company that cares enough about our young children and the world around them. Giving your child books about being green shows them that you also care about our planet. We all need to think about the future generations who will benefit from our awareness.

The Little Environmentalists books are printed on 100% Recycled Paper which is 100% post-consumer waste processed, chlorine-free and recyclable. This company is doing the right thing by caring about our forests, landfills and energy.

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April 16, 2009

Like the book I'm Turning Green that I reviewed in December, Go Green With Me follows a little girl as she takes simple steps to live more "green." With simple tips that even your youngest children can follow (turn off the water when you brush your teeth), to larger projects like composting (that you can do as a family), this book shows very real, practical steps we can all make to help save our environment. I think my kids' favorite part of the book were the pages on "worm composting" - because what child doesn't giggle when their mom reads to them using the word "poop?!" And they really could relate to the pages about farmers' markets and organic gardening since their dad has a garden in our back yard that they already help with. So I give Go Green With Me 5 out of 5 binkies. Be sure to visit The Little Environmentalists to find out where YOU can buy all three books!

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The Full Mommy

The Full Mommy
April 17, 2009

Earth Day Book: Little Environmentalists

I know that even though my family tries to be as green as we can comfortably be, it's not always easy to explain to the youngest of kids why we do the things we do for the Earth and it's people.

Two books by The Little Environmentalists are aimed at the younger set of would-be eco-advocates.

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Outnumbered 3 to 1
May 12, 2009

The Little Environmentalists - Review and Giveaway

The Little Environmentalists is a company close to home, based just outside of Milwaukee in Hartland Wisconsin. This company is committed to developing and publishing children’s environmental education materials to promote environmental awareness, appreciation, knowledge, and stewardship.

Go Green With Me is a book about a girl learning ways she can help save the environment. You and your child will learn simple, eco-friendly tips that will help protect the planet in this book.

In Nature Discovery In My Backyard, children will use their senses to smell, hear, feel, and see their way through their own backyard nature discovery. You will find tips for going on a nature discovery on the back of the book.

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A Simple Kinda Life
June 2009

In a continuing effort to go green and do more to protect and help the environment, I was thrilled to find out about The Little Environmentalists. These books teach children about nature, as well as how to conserve our resources.

My daughter has learned alot from these books and it shows in her everyday life! She's been turning off lights when they are not in use, as well as turning off water while she's doing the dishes or brushing her teeth!

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Eleanor Hansen
April 2009

I will be happy to give this book to my little grandchildren, and it has so much good advice for their parents as well. They are already proponents of protecting the environment and eating organically, etc. but there are no doubt some ideas that will help or at least remind them (and everyone that reads the book) of what they can do to conserve our natural resources and promote good living habits.

Thank you for a great contribution to the cause of a better environment and conserving what we have. Teaching children to do the right thing is so important. Also, thank you for the book! I plan to

include it with little Violet's gifts for her upcoming birthday next month. She will be three.


August 2009

Ecoscene reviews the latest from The Little Environmentalists

The book, Go Green With Me by Rebecca Mattano and Kristen Collier, was beaming with important environmental tips, information, and questions. As a K-8 teacher and sponsor of my school's environmental club, that's the kind of book I want to share with my students! From the easy, rhyming text, facts and statistics throughout this short story, to tips and ideas at the end of the selection, it's a teacher's springboard to helping students learn about the importance of taking care of our planet.

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Wisconsin Trails Magazine
July/August 2009 Editions

Wisconsin's premier outdoor magazine that explores the people, history, nature, culture, and travel reviews our recent release Go Green With Me.
Change the world one child at a time with help of the children's publisher, The Little Environmentalists. Their latest release Go Green With Me is the perfect opportunity to start a dialouge with your children or grandchildren about caring for the earth. The friendly illustrations and clever quips such as, "Reduce! Reuse! That is our Dare!" introduce environmentalism to preschoolers in a fun setting. Practical tips can be incorporated into even the littlest one's day.

Questions and Answers From Go Green With Me:

How much water can you save each week by turning off the water while you brush you teeth and wash your hands?
You can save up to five gallons of water each time, so if you brush twice a day (2 x 5 = 10 gallons/day) and lets say you wash 5 times/day (5 x 5 = 25 gallons/day). So you can save up to (10 x 7 = 70) + (25 x 7 = 175)

Total Savings: 70+175 = 245 gallons/week! That's a lot of water!

What can you compost at your house?
Any vegetable and fruit scraps, just avoid meats and dairy products.

What do you know about the sun?
Well we know that the sun is actually a star and the reason it appears so large is because it is closer to earth than most other stars!

A small tree (diameter of 9-12 inches) releases 0.13 lbs. of oxygen each day and humans consume 1.85 lbs. each day. How many trees do we need to produce enough oxygen to breathe each day?
1.85/0.13 = 14.2 trees
Lets check our work: 14.2 x 0.13 = 1.846 (so we are correct!)
Humans need 14.2 trees to produce enough oxygen to breathe each day.

One tree can filter up to 60 lbs. of air pollution each year. How much air pollution is filtered by the trees in your yard?
We have 15 trees in our yard so we take 15 trees x 60 lbs. of air pollution = 900 lbs. of air pollution is filtered by the trees in our yard!

What do you recycle at home?
We recycle food scraps, paper, aluminum, plastic, clothes, and much more!

How do you reduce and reuse?
To reduce, we avoid buying single serve products (like juice boxes). To reuse, we do not use paper cups or plates, this reduces waste too!

Do you know where to fruits and vegetable you eat come from?
It can be difficult to know where our food comes from, unless we find a local farmer or market that proudly serves local food which supports our local farmers and economy and also is much healthier for us!

What fruits and vegetables can you grow in your garden or pots?
In a garden, the sky is the limit! Here is what we grow; watermelon, tomatoes, peppers, carrots, beans, peas, lettuce, spinach, cucumber, squash, radishes, strawberries, and cantaloupe.
In pots we grow; beets, many different herbs, carrots, and lettuce. But you can also grow tomatoes, peppers, and radishes, cucumber, chard, eggplant, leeks, and green onion!

How do you conserve in your home?
In our home we use our energy saving might and make sure to turn out all the lights when we are not in a room!
We are drip spotters and turn off the water, this not only saves water but energy too!
We turn the water down to 120 degrees.
We wash most of our clothes in cold water and hang them up to dry (we hang inside and outside).
We turn off the heated dry cycle on our dishwasher.
We do not use outdoor lighting (although we have outdoor lighting, we only turn it on when we have company).

Can you help me think of more things that we could do to conserve energy?

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