With Earth Day quickly approaching I would like to share with you a series of books that are great for the little ones!
Meet Pee Wee and learn about composting in Pee Wee and the Magical Compost Heap , amazing illustrated adventure books to help teach composting Fun & Factual, by author Larraine Roulston
Last year I contacted author Larraine Roulston for more information about Pee Wee’s adventures and she sent me the whole series to enjoy.
I learned so much from The Pee Wee adventure series that I just had to tell you about it.
In her first book “Pee Wee and the Magical Compost Heap”, we are introduced to a group of children who get magically transported inside a compost heap where they meet an amazing little worm, Pee Wee. Pee Wee and the insect friends, take the kids on a tour of the compost heap and explain with fun and facts, what composting is!
When you read these books with your children, I can almost guarantee that you will learn a few things as well.
As the series continues with the sequel, “Pee Wee’s Great Adventure”, Pee Wee describes an amazing adventure from a classroom worm bin to a backyard composter complete with instructions on how to care for worms and harvest their castings.
Next comes “Pee Wee’s Family in a Nutshell” where we learn the differences between vermicomposting and backyard composting.
This is followed by “Pee Wee goes to the Fair”. In this installment Pee Wee takes all the compost critters to a Spring Environmental Science Fair where the kids display their elaborately decorated worm bin.
Why stop there? They don’t! The adventures continue with “Pee Wee’s Magical Compost Tea”. In this story the kids go on a field trip and learn the benefits of compost tea while Pee Wee and the compost critters plan a compost tea party of their own inside a rotting Jack-o-lantern!
Larraine has put together a wonderful series of books that not only take you on a magical adventure but they teach wonderful lessons and she has even
put together a teacher’s guide for interested environmental educators.
Larraine tells me that her ideas and inspiration have been a combination of her composting experiences, colleagues expertise, and children’s questions and reactions.
As well, she tries to include the passions of other environmental groups such as turning out lights when leaving a room, hanging out laundry to avoid dryer use, noting Waste Reduction Week and International Compost Awareness Week, organic and Fair Trade foods, water conservation, etc.
In honor of Earth Day and International Compost Awareness Week: Larraine has a special gift – With an order of the 5 book Pee Wee adventures Series she will include the colouring/activity book free during Earth Week and International Compost Awareness Week. That is a free copy of Pee Wee’s Magical Compost Heap Coloring & Activity Book, filled with pages of pictures to color and some word games to play as well as the Pee Wee The Wonder Worm song!
Don’t forget to tell her that the Go Green Guy sent you!
When not writing Pee Wee’s Adventures, Larraine stays busy, she also is:
- A Freelance Writer – As a newspaper columnist, Larraine Roulston has been writing on environmental issues since 1987. She also writes articles in tabloids and magazines.
- A Guest Speaker – Talks at libraries, schools, Brownie/Guide/Cub groups, environmental fairs and conferences. Speeches are customized to the audience.
- Doing Worm Bin Demonstrations – Instructions on how to set up a worm bin.
I would like to Thank Larraine for these wonderful stories and encourage you all to visit Castlecompost.com to learn more about the Pee Wee compost adventures and to purchase a copy or two of your own. They make great gifts!!
Did I mention that these books were printed on 100% post-consumer paper, are acid free,
processed chlorine free and are printed using vegetable based inks.
Happy Earth Day everyone,
let us continue our adventure down the Green Road and make every day Earth Day!
About the Author (Author Profile)
Creator/Host of Go Green America TV
Jeff (Jf) Davis aka The Go Green Guy is from Maine
Moved to LA to follow his passion as an actor
these days he is still acting, lives in LA with his wife and two boys
an writes about Green Living for his website Go Green America TV
that will soon be a TV show!!
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