Earth Day Storyhour

[ 0 ] April 22, 2007 |

Family Of Earth-1During our recent trip to the Zoo this week, my boys and I heard 2 books. Although these books have very different writing and illustration styles, they share the idea of interdependence. We are all connected to each other in some way, and what we do makes a difference, for good and bad. In honor of Earth Day today I want to share them.

The Family of Earth by Schim Schimmel.
This book is a tribute to the earth. It serves as a reminder of what unites us, rather than dwelling on what divides us. Schim’s vibrant artwork of animals from around the world and his simple poetic words show despite our differences, we share the same air, sky, and water. His final words of the story are simple but meaningful: “We are the family of earth.” Schim’s beautiful artwork will captivate the attention of kids of all ages.

HortonhearsawhobookcoverHorton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss.
Many of you may have already read this book. It’s been a long time since I heard it, I forgot how timeless it is. This story reminds us that no matter who we are (big or small) we can make a difference. Horton, the elephant, believes there really is a small “Who-ville” community but he needs to convince his friends in order to save the Whos. The Whos finally make themselves heard when the tiniest member of “Who-ville” joins in singing. The book is filled with expressive illustrations of animals as only Dr. Seuss can create.

Category: books / stories

Anisa Raoof

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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