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About Maria Godsey
Maria Godsey is married with two young sons, Noah and Jonah. Supporting them through their life journey and seeing them take action to shape their world has been a huge inspiration for her books. Maria is an active volunteer at the local school library, children's reading club and park clean-up events. Having travelled and lived in many countries, Maria has been fortunate to be exposed to many different lifestyles and cultures which have influenced her life and stories as well. Maria’s books seek to help us – as children and adults – make a positive impact on the world and people around us, particularly encouraging us to be conscious of choices that we make everyday and the impact they have on the world around us.
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Using his phrase, ‘Not for me, please!’ Luke role models how children can harness their inner super-hero and help protect the environment. He introduces the concept of Recycle, Reduce, and Reuse through relatable examples children can understand. The rhyming story is catchy and the illustrations are captivating.
Let's choose to recycle, reduce, and reuse;
and with my strong phrase, there's no way we lose!
Here are some examples to show what I mean,
and how you can join me and begin to act green.
Interesting facts, definitions, and statistics can be found in 'info' boxes throughout the book. The info boxes give a wonderful chance for rich discussions on sustainability, choices, and change at home, in kindergarten, elementary schools, or in reading groups.
At the end of the book, there is a reflection section to prompt dialogue about the topics covered in the book: environment, sustainability, zero waste, impact of plastic, climate change, what it means to recycle, reduce, and reuse, single use plastic, water and energy conservation, and acting green. Children can put in their own words what they have learned and how it applies to them.
Not for me, please! I choose to act green is ideal for children age 5, age 6, age 7, age 8, and age 9.
Grab your copy in time for Earth Day today!