Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Children's Book Review: One Pelican at a Time by Nancy Stewart

One Pelican at a Time: A Story of the Gulf Oil Spill

Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc
ISBN-10: 1616331399
ISBN-13: 978-1616331399
SRP: $11.95


Bella and Britt love living by the beach. When they find oil washing to shore from a gulf spill, they want to help but are told there is nothing for kids to do. But when their old friend, the pelican, becomes covered with oil, they help save his life by their quick thinking and action.

My Review:

Here is a book you don't see that often -- a book about the Gulf Oil Spill.  Young readers follow Bella and her best friend Britt as they help to rescue their favorite pelican, who had plunged into the blackened sea.  The girls seek out a sanctuary expert, who helps them save the pelican's life. 

This is a another book to share with your child about the importance of taking care of our planet, not only for ourselves, but for the animals that share it with us.  Many children may not know about the Gulf Oil Spill, and this is a great teaching tool to share with them.  Who knows, you may even create an environmentalist out of your child!  It is nice to see a well written and easy to read story that talks about real-life situations, and how young children can do their part to make the Earth a better and safer place for all.

About the Author:

Disclosure:  I was sent a copy of this book by the author in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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