Good Planets Are Hard to Find!
An Environmental Information Guide, Dictionary and Action Book for Kids (and Adults)

Dehr, Roma and Bazar, Ronald M.
Publisher:  Namchi United Enterprises
Year Published:  1989  
Pages:  39pp   Price:  $7.00   ISBN:  ISBN 0-919597-0902
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX4501

Abstract:  A does not stand for apple. In Good Planets are Hard to Find<197>An Environmental Information Guide, Dictionary and Action Book it stands for Amazon rainforest, acid rain and atmosphere. Authors Ronald Bazar and Roma Dehr with Nola Johnston, illustrator, have produced this delightful, educational book to teach children (and adults) the meaning of ecological terms while educating them about problems which face the fragile ecosystem, Earth. The book also offers <169>a large range of activities<170> with a view to solving the problems <169>promoting the belief that each one of us can make a difference to our planet.<170>
Each letter of the alphabet represents an ecological term and concise definitions for each word are given. Following the definition of many words are active phrases designed to solicit the readers' involvement. After ocean, for example, three suggestions for action are listed: <169>I can avoid pouring harmful chemicals like paint and motor oil down the drain; I can buy biodegradable soaps and detergents; I can protect my beaches.<170>
The theme of environmental protection runs throughout this book designed for ages 8 and up. Norma Johnston's beautiful illustrations will attract and hold the readers' attention and interest while Bazar and Dehr's message will help young readers <169>set patterns based on knowledge and insight that will continue throughout their lives.<170>