What if CO2 were visible? Would it make us all care a little more about what it does to the planet?
Gregg Kleiner, author of Please Don’t Paint Our Planet Pink! has taken that concept and run with it in this fun story, written for children and their adults.
Gregg talked to Green Diva Meg about the book in this GD Green Dudes episode…
The book is written from the point of view of young Wilbur, who must listen to the ramblings of his “dorkasaurus” dad, and gets a life-changing, earth-saving lesson when his dad gets him to see pink. Not just any pink—the pink that comes from planes, trains, chimneys, and even cows!
With kids being very visual learners, this book makes it easy for kids to recognize the environmental impact of everyday activities, as well as the importance of trees, and renewable energy.
Super cute and relatable illustration bring whimsey and humor to the book, both for the children reading it, and the adults perhaps helping them—or borrowing it for themselves. Please Don’t Paint Our Planet Pink! is suitable for all ages—anyone who lives on our planet—though it would be best understood and appreciated by kids 6-10.
I’m not sure I would have chosen the color pink for the story, but regardless of the color choice, the concept of the book sticks with you, and I know I can actually see the carbon emissions a little more after reading. It’s an easy, non-confrontational way to open some eyes in this world—and that’s certainly something we need more of!
This book will be a great gift for some of the children in my life over the next few years, and maybe there will be a lot more of us seeing pink in the future.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book to review. All opinions are my own.
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