Emeraldalicious

emmy300X300Who says it’s not easy being green?

How about going green?

Just in time for Earth Day, everyone’s favorite pink-tastic princess puts her rosy stamp on a disgusting dump to show young readers the benefits of recycling.

Emeraldalicious starts off with Pink and her little brother Pete heading to their favorite park.  They frolic for a bit on the lush lawn crafting a cape and crown from colorful flowers, but soon the brilliant green grass gives way to a stinky garbage-filled space void of flora and fauna.

Fortunately, Pinkalicious is able to piece together an extra-special wand from stray sticks and flowers.  Our persistently perky protagonist then waves the wand over the mess and recites this rhyme:

Buckets, bow tie and a bone.

All this garbage makes me groan.

What I would love is a pretty throne.

Magic ensues and the next thing you know Pinkalicious and Pete are staring at a perfectly constructed throne made from used tennis rackets, balls, a dart board, records, and skis.

After witnessing the mystifying transformation a bewildered Pete wants in on the action.  He grabs the wand and swishes it over a sea of garbage saying:

Television, towel and a tassel.

I’m a prince who loves his castle.

Please make me one without a hassle!

Instantly, old trumpets, worn tires, rusty tins cans, tarnished trophies, broken microwaves, and some pots and pans combine to form a magnificent manor that towers over other piles of trash.

After seeing the awe-inspiring masterpieces that can be made with a little imagination and a lot of leftovers, Pinkalicious and Pete start to realize the rationale behind recycling.

But, they aren’t done yet; the siblings have one last wish to make with their eco-friendly magic wand… and it’s a doozy.

If you are looking for an adventurous Earth Day-themed book that celebrates all things recycled, repurposed and remarkable, consider Emeraldalicious.  Author Victoria Kann uses kid-friendly language to teach an important lesson that can be applied well after Monday’s tree-hugging events are over.

You can get a sneak peek of the book on HarperCollins’ website.  Or, purchase your own copy at discount retailers nationwide.

 

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Michele Cheplic

About Michele Cheplic

Michele Cheplic was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii, but now lives in Wisconsin. Michele graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Journalism. She spent the next ten years as a television anchor and reporter at various stations throughout the country (from the CBS affiliate in Honolulu to the NBC affiliate in Green Bay). She has won numerous honors including an Emmy Award and multiple Edward R. Murrow awards honoring outstanding achievements in broadcast journalism. In addition, she has received awards from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association for her reports on air travel and the Wisconsin Education Association Council for her stories on education. Michele has since left television to concentrate on being a mom and freelance writer.

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