All The Way To The Ocean by Joel Harper

My children will never look at litter the same way.  It’s a true threat to our environment and I’m thrilled that my kids are now fully aware of what we can do to help do every little bit.

 

 

Monday, 29 March 2010

All The Way To The Ocean by Joel Harper

 

Cover art by Marq Spusta

 

Written by Maggie Storm 

My twins and I were walking along Abbott Kinney in Venice California when we walked by a window display of one of the many captivating boutiques along the way.  Lo and behold I spotted a book that would finally answer my son’s question, posed whenever he sees the fish skeleton stenciled at every drain in our neighborhood.

All the Way to the Ocean, by Joel Harper, not only educates the children (and me) about the dangers of various pollutants, but also gives us wonderful online and written resources to further educate ourselves as to causes and preventative measures for all ages.

My children will never look at litter the same way.  It’s a true threat to our environment and I’m thrilled that my kids are now fully aware of what we can do to help do every little bit.

The tale is told of two young boys who share some candy on the way home from school.  When one nearly throws his wrapper in the storm drain, his friend stops hi and forces him to think about what he’s doing.

The happy ending is that their school was so inspired by what they learned, that they started a clean up program.  A true calling to all kids to see the rewards of raising their voices over the threats to our planet, and how one small voice can create large change.

Thank you Mr. Harper, for this wonderful addition to our library!

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See also

Story Time: An Interview with Joel Harper



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