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Book Review and Giveaway: Living Green – A Turtle’s Quest for a Cleaner Planet. Ends Jan 17th

About: Living Green: A Turtle’s Quest for a Cleaner Planet by Artie Knapp illustrated by MJ Illustrations.

Tired of seeing the land he loves cluttered with trash, Thurman the turtle decides its time to take action.

My Review: When Miss Taylor Turtley wedding day was ruining with bags of trash thrown from the overpass by passing cars, Thurman the turtle decided it was time to take action. He could no longer sit by and let the land he loves become cluttered with trash.

This book not only encourages children to get involve with their environment and keeping the planet safe, but respecting it as well. Parents and teachers can use this book to instill in their children that we are all responsible and must do our part to keep our planet clean and safe.

Thurman the turtle said “Living Green it’s up to you!”

The illustrations by MJ are gorgeous and perfectly compliment the text. I highly recommend this book for classroom teaching.

 Pages: 36

Disclaimer: As per FTC guidelines, I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone.

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There will be 1 winner

This Giveaway is Open to the US ONLY.

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Giveaway Ends January 17th.

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1. Mandatory: First leave a comment about the review below. Leaving a helpful comment relating to this book would be appreciated and valid to the giveaway.

2. Mandatory Entry: Please click link below and read the author’s interview and leave a comment there

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January 3, 2012 - Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , ,


  1. It’s so important to teach children about the world and the environment. Books like this are wonderful because they are easy for kids to understand and the cover shows how Thurman cleans up which is excellent to teach kids.

    Comment by Liz | January 3, 2012 | Reply

  2. I think this would be a really cute book to read to my kids to reinforce the importance of taking care of our environment.

    Comment by Amy W. | January 3, 2012 | Reply

  3. I love that it shows the turtle doing something himself, instead of simply waiting for someone else to take care of it. We try to instill that both environmentally and otherwise.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

    Comment by domestic diva | January 3, 2012 | Reply

  4. This sounds like such a cute story and I have grandkids love turtles, I have 3 younger ones that would love this book.

    Comment by Wendy Newcomb | January 3, 2012 | Reply

  5. i love that this kid encourages kids to get involved with their environment, as you pointed out in your review.

    Comment by Amanda | January 3, 2012 | Reply

  6. Wow, this looks like such a cute and colorful story!! I love that a turtle is used to help things stay green 🙂 This is a story that I want to share with my kids!

    Comment by lisa | January 3, 2012 | Reply

  7. Thurman is a cute character. It is outstanding how much influence a child’s book can have on a kid.

    Like the author said in the interview, Thurman influenced a young girl to pick up trash just from reading this book.

    Planet Earth needs more Thurman’s to encourage our children to be green.

    Comment by It's Time To Read Mamaw | January 3, 2012 | Reply

  8. I love that it’s a fun and entertaining book for kids, but it also teaches them about their responsibilty to the environment.

    Comment by Naomie | January 3, 2012 | Reply

  9. I would love to win this giveaway!
    There are so few good children’s books out there anymore, especially with a good lesson behind it. With our world of computers and televisions, it’s difficult to find books that will hold a child’s interest. Young people need to find their love of reading at an early age, or it’s unlikely that they ever will. I was a very early reader because I was introduced to books farther back than my memories go, and I still love reading to this day!
    Much success!

    Comment by Julie Miller Janney | January 3, 2012 | Reply

  10. I think Living Green is a great way to enable children to help make our planet a cleaner greener place. I know they like to remind me to turn the water off while I’m brushing my teeth so it’s important to teach the lessons as early as possible.

    tmyoung at rochester dot rr dot com

    Comment by Teresa Young | January 3, 2012 | Reply

  11. I just realized that when I left a comment above, I forgot to include my e-mail address:

    Comment by Julie Miller Janney | January 4, 2012 | Reply

  12. Who better then a beautifully illustrated Thurman to get the kids involved in cleaning up the environment. The trailer was cute.
    Any book that has a message for our kids is always at the top of my list. I commented on the Author’s interview.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

    Comment by Carol L. | January 4, 2012 | Reply

  13. I think it’s amazing that this idea was put on paper for children. It’s very important to grow up having this kind of stuff drilled into your head. If more people did this our planet would be better off! I’d love to get my daughter and myself started on being green 🙂

    Comment by Monica Gutierrez | January 5, 2012 | Reply

  14. I think this book looks like a ton of fun while delivering a very important message regarding our environment.

    Comment by larissa | January 8, 2012 | Reply

  15. very important to teach children these concepts! thank you for the chance to win.

    Comment by Marci | January 12, 2012 | Reply

  16. I’d love a chance to share this book with my kids! My little one knows that littering is bad and why, but it would really reinforce what I am trying to teach him if he could see the impact that trash has on wildlife!
    Thanks for another great giveaway!
    ohmiss14 at yahoo dot com ☮

    Comment by Alicia C. | January 14, 2012 | Reply

  17. A great learning tool for teaching the kids about the environment!

    Comment by Diana Hatch | January 16, 2012 | Reply

  18. I like the idea of having a turtle teach the importance of protecting the environment and the cover looks very appealing.

    Comment by Lily Kwan | January 17, 2012 | Reply

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