I always try to pick up a Curious George book for the kids when I head to the library. I mean, who doesn’t love George and his crazy antics? It is one series of books that is just as entertaining for me to read as it is for them to hear.
We have read pretty much all of the Curious George books at our library, so I was excited when I saw a new book called Curious George Plants a Tree (pub 2009). I have to say, this is my new favorite. I loved that it taught a lesson about the earth, while still in a fun Curious George way. I was able to teach my oldest that trees give off oxygen to help us breathe, and people give off carbon dioxide which trees need to live with a cute diagram in the book.
There are also examples of what we can recycle (poor George takes all the newspapers off of people’s porches to recycle), and the book ends with George gathering all the angry neighbors (who had their papers stolen) at the park to help plant trees for Green Day.
The last page of the book lists 20 ways kids can conserve energy and resources like using both sides of paper and recycling it, use things around the house as toys, and turn off water while brushing your teeth. This book was a great conversation starter about why we do the things we do around our house to help save the earth. I highly recommend checking it out from your library!