Up with Earth!
Of all things green!
Up with our planet!
Of the “eco-chic” scene!
Let’s plant in our children
Seeds of hope and progress
And not terrify them
With nature’s last gasp
Note: Nick just celebrated his 3rd B’Earth Day. But really, every morning when I see his face I am grateful for his existence. And while I get the idea of setting aside one day a year to raise awareness about the environment, I don’t need an anvil to remind me that we live on a pretty cool planet and should take care of it.
Oh, and kids don’t need that headache either.
Wall Street Journal columnist Meghan Cox Gurdon takes eco-writers to task in “Scary Green Monsters” – well worth the read for its on-target reviews of the most popular children’s eco books.
I dig propoganda as much as the next one, but in my children’s books, I like it light on the MESSAGE and heavy on the IMAGINATION.