“Giggles” comes out of earth, onto a “Stinkytown”. What was once a thriving, lush and green surrounding, is now a big mess of litter, pollution and dying environment. “Giggles” goes on a mission to find a way to reverse this and meets with an wise old “Cabbage”. “Cabbage” shares with “Giggles’ 5 simple ways to help our earth : Recycle, Reuse, Save Water, Reduce Energy and Eat Healthily.
Will “Giggles” succeed in sharing these 5 simple steps with everyone in Stinkytown? Will Stinkytown ever be Greentown again?
Share this with your kids and re-create a dramatic but happy ending, which I’m sure the kids would appreciate.
About the Book :
“Giggles the Green Bean” was written by Lauren Davis and colorfully illustrated by Michael Vincent Fusco.
Lauren Davis became keenly aware that children needed to learn how to make a difference in keeping the environment clean. Inspired by her brother’s environmental activism, she penned her first children’s book, Giggles the Green Bean. Lauren has long been involved with children including working as a camp counselor and pre-school teacher. A former leadership development executive, Lauren currently lives in Portland with her family and dog, Lily.
Michael Vincent Fusco is the incredible illustrator for the Giggles the Green Bean series of books. He is a creative force that brought to life the characters and concepts of the story. Not only is Michael an accomplished children’s book illustrator, but he also does detailed paintings, drawings and music.
Buy it! : My kids were really enthusiastic when I was reading “Giggles” with them. They can identify with all 5 steps, because it has been drilled in their heads, not only by me, but also by their friends and teachers to practice these 5 simple steps every single day. My middle child, especially loved the illustrations of a happy “Giggles” and the various costumes “Giggles” dons at the end of the book. The message of this book is simple, if we all do a small part to help our environment every day, imagine, the whole world’s population doing their small part, imagine how big an effect that would be! So, go on.. get this book and start practicing those 5 simple steps and share it with everyone in your community about the underlying message of going green!
Giggles has his own (very cute!) website and you can also purchase the book here and get some free goodies like free temporary tattoos, a packet of green bean seeds, and stickers of the star “Giggles”! You could even request for the author to autograph the book!
Here are three lucky Parent Reviewers who had a chance to review this book :
Mom Start : The wise old cabbage teaches Giggles that you need to recycle, use water wisely, use fewer paper products, save energy, and eat healthy food. All of these concepts are presented with an example that children can understand.
As They Grow Up : This book is a fantastic book when it comes to teaching young children about living a little “greener” and is suggested for ages 4 and up which makes sense. My two year old loved the illustration and the story but as far as understanding everything that it was saying, he didn’t. Of course over time as we read it more and more it would.
Happy Healthy Families : I loved reading about Giggles with my munchkin boys! Not only was the story a very important one in that it helped them understand about taking care of their environment, the illustrations are amazing! And with my kids, and I am sure with others, beautifully drawn colorful pictures always help them stay interested in a story.
Thanks to New Year Publishing for giving us the opportunity to review this book.
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