My Green Day

Written & Illustrated by: Melanie Walsh

For ages: 2-6 years

Language: English

Topics Covered: Environmentalism, Activism, Social Change, Sustainability, Green Living, Pint-Sized Professor, Environment, Science, Nature. 


Happy Friday! Today we are joining in on #thefictionfeast today with a really adorable book called My Green Day. We decided to make a tasty treat using some of the tips from the book (the best we could right now).  Banana bread muffins, one of our favorites!  We tried to choose local ingredients, and use what we already had at home.  We usually use reusable bags, but right now stores don’t allow them. I like how this book has really bright illustrations and some collaging, very easy to see when reading to a group.

This is a great introductory book to living a more daily sustainable lifestyle, geared to get kids excited about helping the planet! The book is setup as ten things everyone can do daily to help make their day a bit more sustainable and green.  Tips like not wasting food, using reusable bags, and putting on a sweater before turning up the heat are simple tips that even the youngest of readers (or listeners) can remember to do for the earth.

This book was generously sent to us by Candlewick Press, but all opinions are our own.

About the Author & Illustrator:

Mel-WalshMelanie Walsh (born Bushey, Hertfordshire, 18 July 1964) is an English writer and illustrator of children’s books. She studied at Harrow School of Art and the Royal College of Art. In 1982, she illustrated her first book Janet in the Snow. by Charlotte McDerrin. Walsh has written over 40 books. Her books have been translated into nine different languages

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