Write a Review Wednesday: OK GO

Aspiring writer of children fiction and blogger Tara Lazar started a meme entitled ‘Write a Review Wednesday‘ as a way to show support to authors of kids literature. Last week I wrote a review on Elephant and Pig: I’m Invited to a Party, a new family favourite, specifically for my youngest daughter. This week I’m excited because we finally received Carin Berger‘s book (from Tara Lazar’s Going Green art contest).

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okgoMy kids have a great fascination, determination to take care of and protect the Earth. Not because they’re thinking about their future, but just because it’s the right thing to do. Then we came across Carin Berger’s latest picture book OK GO, published by Greenwillow Books, an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers (age 2-5 ).

In a world of GO! GO! GO! It’s time to STOP and find a new way.

The text may be simple but the story it tells is a powerful tale of making greener choices. Carin’s whimsical collages are made from recycled paper, illustrating further the stories message.

The repetitive text makes it easy for even the youngest readers to enjoy. And the story in OK GO doesn’t just stop at telling us we need to make a change. It goes a step further offering suggestions in clever rhyme like ‘Waste less, Jess’ or ‘Take a hike, Spike’. It demonstrates that change isn’t just for adults, but everyone can play their part. I know the message sticks because my kids recite the lines while walking to school. My kids know OK GO and it’s message by heart and you will too because it’s a delight to read.

Collage artwork constructed out of recycled paper

Collage artwork constructed out of recycled paper

Want to add this to your own home library? You can buy it from Amazon.ca

And let me know what book your children like to read or you enjoy reading to them?

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5 responses to this post.

  1. I just won this book from Chronicles of an infant bibliophile! Can’t wait to get it 🙂

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  2. thank you so much for your reviews. i always enjoy reading them, but of course, it’s an added delight when it’s of my own book! i’m so tickled that your children are enjoying the message. i think young kids have the strongest moral compasses, so it’s good to plant the green seed early!

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  3. Congrats on winning the book! Such a very talented author/illustrator.

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  4. […] support to authors of kids literature. Last week I wrote a review on  Carin Berger’s book OK GO. And looking back, most of the books I’ve talked about have been picture books. So this week […]

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  5. […] OK GO (Picture Book,  ,Greenwillow Books ) – A graphically engaging story about taking care of the environment around us. […]

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