One of my biggest peeves is the idea we have to scare kids about the environment. Young minds are very motivated by fun and curiousity. There is so much to love about nature…leverage that curiosity! And, when it comes time to help the wee-ones develop their awareness of “environmental issues,” make it fun! I highly recommend Hippo Works!
I am the author of the award-winning Gaia Girls book series. I live in Corning, NY with my third-grade teacher hubby, two dogs (one young and wild, one old and patient) and an orange cat who thinks he is king of the whole pride. I am elected City Councilman here because I believe in putting your money where your mouth is and I drive VW Beetle that runs on waste veggie-oil. Writing a fictional sereis about girl-eco heroes is extremely fun and I have discovered the profession of writing suits my nature. Half the time I'm squired away from the world and lost in my own daydreams and the other half I get to go into schools, libraries and other interesting venues to talk about my work and, more importantly, about Gaia.