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S Is for Save the Planet, a Children's Book Review

Updated on March 6, 2022
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S is for Save the Planet
S is for Save the Planet

Save The Planet, A How-To-Be Green Children's Alphabet

Children are excited and enthusiastic about saving the planet. I think it is wonderful and I think S is for Save the Planet, A How-to-Be Green Alphabet, book is an absolutely beautiful alphabet, science and nature book that is perfect for children in grades 3 to 6. It features the complete alphabet packed with pictures, ideas and facts saving the environment.

S is For Save The Planet Book Storyline

According to the dust jacket of S is for Save The Planet, Americans create 250 million tons of garbage each year. The cover also says that it takes 100s of years for a polystyrene cup to decompose. Interesting facts, demonstrating exactly how huge our impact on the Earth is and such news can be overwhelming. However, this book talks about environmental issues AND gives simple ideas for us to act upon. It deals with many environmental topics from vermicomposting and xeriscaping to the R's of recycling, teaching readers how to make sure the earth survives for future generations.

Brad Herzog
Brad Herzog | Source

Who is Brad Herzog?

The author of S is for Save the Planet!

Mr. Brad Herzog lives in California with his family. S is for Save the Planet is his eighth alphabet book for Sleeping Bear Press. He credits the Hobbit with creating his interest in writing all the way back in the sixth grade. However, he says that he was not immediately successful with writing and it was not until after he attended Cornell University in New York where he studied the human mind that he decided he wanted to be a sportswriter. When he graduated, he unsuccessfully applied to 60 newspapers but eventually a journal hired him and he was a sports reporter for 18 months. While he wrote for that newspaper, he did some freelance writing and managed in 1992 to become a full-time, self-employed writer. He says that, "As a writer, I aspire to make a living, of course, but I also hope to make a difference."

Mr. Herzog has written nine of the alphabet books in the Sleeping Bear Press Series. See all of them by clicking right here.

Who is Linda Holt Ayriss?

Linda Holt Ayriss is the illustrator of S is for Save the Planet.

Ms. Linda Holt Ayriss lives on Bainbridge Island in Washington. She is an artist who graduated from the Art Center College of Design in California and who has a BFA from Pacific Lutheran University. She has received a silver medal from the Best in the West Society of Illustrators, and has also received recognition from the Communication Arts Annual.

Ms. Ayriss also illustrated E is for Evergreen, another book in this alphabet series by Sleeping Bear Press.


Reviewers praised S is for Save The Planet. P. Anderson called it thoughtfully written and beautifully illustrated, saying that it is a positive, child-friendly book done in an ABC format that is packed with ideas for saving the planet.

A Kid's Review said that it is a great book for children four to eight because it has a blend of kid-friendly rhymes and knowledge about the environment. He called the pictures realistic and colorful and recommends it as very important for children to learn to save the planet.

Finally, a writer writing as Avid Reader highly recommends this book for birthday presents and your library.

© 2009 Treasures By Brenda


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