Sunday, April 27, 2014

What's It Like, Living Green? Kids Teaching Kids, by the Way They Live Book (Review with Giveaway, Ends 05/12/14, US Only)

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These days, there's a lot of talk about living green, but does anyone actually do it? In What's It Like, Living Green? Kids Teaching Kids, by the Way They Live, you'll learn how other kids live green, along with tips as simple as putting on a sweater rather than turning up the heat. You'll see how kids like you can make a difference. Read about a teenage girl who learned to drive with a car fueled by used cooking grease. Learn about a boy who raised funds to build his first well to provide clean water for a whole village when he was only seven years old. You will learn simple ways to help the environment, help others, and even earn some money. For Ages 9 and up--Printed on 30% Post Consumer Paper

Obviously, if you are a regular reader of my blog, you know that we live a green, all natural, and organic lifestyle as much as possible. So when I saw this book, it intrigued me as something that Brandon might enjoy reading. I will be honest and say that he kept putting off reading it and I finally just told him that he needed to read it. He read the entire book in one sitting, mostly sitting outside in our porch swing enjoying nature while reading. I wish that I had gotten a picture of him out there, but the sun was too bright!

Most of the book was somebody talking about how they are being green. Some parts was the author telling the reader about how they can be green. Some parents tell about how their children do it. The teenagers of a family even told about how they or their family live green. The author told about how using cloth grocery store bags were important. A teenager did something along the same line but shared a report that she did about what happened to plastic bags that were dumped into the sea.
I like that it gave lots of real examples of how to be green. I knew some of them such as, turning off the light when you leave a room or using cloth grocery store bags. My family regularly does both of those really well.
This is not a book that I would have normally chosen to read, meaning that I wouldn't have gone to the library and brought this book home. But the book was written in an interesting way that held my attention. 

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About the Author

Jill Ammon Vanderwood is the winner of the Writer of the Year Award for 2008, presented by the League of Utah Writers. She was noted for her published works, as well as mentoring other writers, and community service to the Literacy Action Center, the Northwest Kiwanis Camp and the Wheelchair Foundation. Jill participated in the first Earth Day celebration in Portland, Oregon. Now living in Utah, she is a mother and grandmother who wants to help the next generation work toward creating a healthier future for our planet. Other books by Jill Ammon Vanderwood: Through the Rug; Through the Rug 2: Follow that Dog; and The San Francisco Adventures of Sara, the Pineapple Cat Schools are invited to join the "Green Leap for Literacy" campaign, free of charge. For information visit:
Jill Ammon Vanderwood is a mother and grandmother who wants to make a difference for the youth of today. She spends much of her time visiting schools, Boys and Girls Clubs, drug rehabs and church groups.

With six published books, Jill is the winner of the Leauge of Utah Writer's, Writer of the Year Award for 2008. Her book, What's It Like, Living Green? Kids Teaching Kids, by the Way They Live has won the 2009 National Indie Excellence Award in the Green category and the Teen Development Award in the Pre-teen Nonfiction category, the USA Book News--Best Books Award and the Silver Quill award from the League of Utah Writers.

Jill's book, Drugs Make You Un-Smarter is co-authored with her fifteen-year-old granddaughter, Savanna Peterson and won the National Mom's Choice Award, Indie Excellence Award and the Golden Quill from the League of Utah Writers.

In 2013 she published her first adult anthology, Shaking Behind the Microphone: Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking.

Jill teaches writing and marketing workshops and is available as a guest speaker for writers conferences, business groups and college courses.

Jill loves spending time with her family, going camping, traveling, quilting and she tries to write something every day.

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