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Paperback Earth Day Birthday (Sharing Nature With Children Book) Book

ISBN: 1584690542

ISBN13: 9781584690542

Earth Day Birthday (Sharing Nature With Children Book)

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Book Overview

Set to the familiar music of The Twelve Days of Christmas, verses describe different animals that illustrate the wonders of the wild world. Includes a factual section about Earth Day and ways to celebrate it.

Customer Reviews

5 ratings

Loved it!

I bought this book to read to preschoolers and kindergartners on Earth Day, and they loved it. A group of kids, ages 3 to 6, sat entranced while my co-teacher and I "sang" this book. (It's highly unusual to find one book that entertains them ALL!) Then I took the book home and read it with my 8 year old daughter. We sang it together, and she's been talking about it ever since. She wants to memorize every verse. It's fun, and sweet, and sends a good message. The pictures are beautifully drawn, as well.


My grandson's birthday is on Earth Day, so what more appropriate could this book be? Each child in his Kindergarten class donates a book to the class on their birthday, so I bought him this book to take to his class. You can not imagine what a hit it has turned out to be. The children read/sing it everyday. The pictures are fantasic and the narrative beautiful. This book rates 5++++ stars!!

A Different Take on a Familiar Song

Librarians and teachers looking for a great theme book to share on Earth Day will delight in this one. The lively rhyme may be sung to the tune of The Twelve Days of Christmas. The animals portrayed have all been brought back from the brink of extinction, which proves the effectiveness of conservation programs, and the gentle, detailed illustrations portray a dazzling variety of ecosystems. It will complement any teaching shelf.

A beautifully illustrated picture book for young readers

Earth Day Birthday is a beautifully illustrated picture book for young readers, demonstrating the wonder and importance of the planet's varied environment and the amazing creatures who thrive in it. The text by Pattie Schnetzler is patterned after the popular "Twelve Days of Christmas" song; each two-page spread features lavish color illustrations and lyrics such as "On the eighth Earth Day Birthday the wide world gave to me... / Eight cranes a-dancing / six owls a-hooting / five spotted fawns / four salmon leaping / three panthers creeping / two grizzlies sleeping / and a bald eagle in a blue sky." The final two pages offer a brief history and incentive to celebrate Earth Day, as well as the simple music for singing aloud. Wonderfully enhanced with the artwork of Chad Wallace, Earth Day Birthday is a counting book classic to share with preschool and kindergarten age boys and girls.

A treasure!

A perfect way to celebrate Earth Day every day for you and your child. Earth Day Birthday shows twelve different species of animals in their natural habitats. The catchy sing-along text combined with the awesome action illustrations truly make this book a treasure!
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