Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Green Books Campaign: Nice to be Nice

This review is part of the Green Books campaign. Today 100 bloggers are reviewing 100 great books printed in an environmentally friendly way. Our goal is to encourage publishers to get greener and readers to take the environment into consideration when purchasing books. This campaign is organized by Eco-Libris, a a green company working to green up the book industry by promoting the adoption of green practices, balancing out books by planting trees, and supporting green books. A full list of participating blogs and links to their reviews is available on Eco-Libris website.

Nice to be Nice© is a picture book that shows countless ways for children to be nice in their everyday lives. There are 32 pages of vibrant illustrations that show a diverse array of children in relatable situations. This is the first book in the Bella Flowers Books “to be” series. (information taken from the website)

Nice to be Nice is printed with vegetable-based ink on 30% recycled paper and a tree will be planted for every book printed through a partnership with Eco-Libris.
Nice to be Nice is an adorable book. The illustrations by Marcus D. Jones are bright and colourful and compliment the story beautifully. All three of my kids (ages 2, 6 and 7) enjoyed this book. My sons thought it was fun that the words were written differently on each page and "decorated" in fun ways.

I was able to use the illustrations as a starting point for conversations on HOW to be nice. This is especially useful for my son with ASD and ADHD. He struggles in that area so we are always looking for ways to help him.

My personal favourite line in the book is "where no one is perfect but everyone is kind". That would indeed make a wonderful world!


LuAnn said...

This sounds like a wonderful book for children. Thanks for sharing.

Serena said...

sounds like a cute book for kids. Great that its published using vegetable ink. I reviewed Saffron Dreams for the Green Books Campaign.

Brimful Curiosities said...

Every kid can use a reminder on how to be nice! :) Thanks for sharing.

debnance said...

I like the partnership where a tree is planted for each book sold.

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