By Michele C. Hollow of Pet News and Views
Kenda Swartz Pepper loves teaching children and adults about caring for the planet. Her new children’s book, Well Earth Well Me! is filled with ideas and solutions on how kids can create a healthy planet.
She even devotes space to showing children how to help animals, and her dog, Stella, is featured in the book.
Printed on eco-friendly paper, this hardcover book retails for $14.99. The photographs in the book, taken by Kenda, are stunning.
“Well Earth Well Me! has been created to empower children to take little steps to make big changes,” says Kenda. “What are some of the choices you can make to help create a well earth and a well you? There are many options, ideas, and solutions!”
The book includes 15 tips for kids to maintain a healthy self and a healthy earth. The tips are easy to follow and will get kids talking and thinking about saving our planet.
Kenda, a Santa Cruz, CA, resident, learned early on about the importance of conserving natural resources from her father, who worked as a District Forester. She trained as an art therapist, and the beautiful illustrations throughout her book shows off her work.
Kenda spent 10 years providing therapy to children in urban settings and also to children coping with the challenges of an ill parent or the loss and grief of bereavement. She is currently self-employed as a staff and management development specialist with a number of organizations.
For the past 10 years, she has volunteered as a member of the Advisory Board for Hillel Stanford’s Camp Kesem, a free camp for children who have or had a parent with cancer. “I am committed to dedicating my spare time to encouraging, teaching, supporting and learning from children and to helping others help the earth by maintaining and sustaining the delicate balance between humans and the environment,” she says.
For more information about the book, click here.
We are Giving Away One Copy of Well Earth Well Me
This book makes a great gift, and Kenda has kindly agreed to give one away to a Pet News and Views reader. Leave a comment following this post on how you or your children are aiding our planet, and one winner will be picked through Randomizer.org. The contest runs from July 18-22, 2011.
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