Monday, April 12, 2010

Review and Giveaway: What's It Like Living Green? By Jill Ammon Vanderwood

What's It Like, Living Green? By Jill Ammon Vanderwood

What the book says: These days,there's a lot of talk about living green, but does anyone actually do it? In What's It Like, Living Green? Kids Teaching Kids, by the Way They Live, you'll learn how other kids live green, along with tips as simple as putting on a sweater rather than turning up the heat. You'll see how kids like you can make a difference. Read about a teenage girl who learned to drive with a car fueled by used cooking grease. Learn about a boy who raised funds to build his first well to provide clean water for a whole village when he was only seven years old. You will learn simple ways to help the environment, help others, and even earn some money. For Ages 9 and up--Printed on 30% Post Consumer Paper

About the Author:
Jill Ammon Vanderwood is a mother and grandmother who wants to make a difference for the youth of today. She spends much of her time visiting schools, reading to kids and teaching writing assignments.

With four published books, Jill is the winner of the League of Utah Writer's, Writer of the Year Award for 2008. Her newest book, What's It Like, Living Green? Kids Teaching Kids, by the Way They Live has won the 2009 National Indie Excellence Award in the Green category and the Teen Development Award in the Pre-teen, Nonfiction category.
Here's what I think:
This book is geared toward kids ages 9 and up and is a very easy and fun read. Facilitated by Jill, kids teach other kids how to live a greener life, by living a green life. The book is chock full of easy and interesting ways to live green as well as why it's important. This book will be the perfect gift for Earth Day!
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WIN IT! - Jill has sent me an extra copy to give to one lucky winner!

So here is how you can win:

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What do your kids do to help your family live green? (open to US residents only, must provide mailing address - no PO Boxes - if you win)(you must do this one first or I will be forced to remove all of your entries) Please include your email address so that I can get a hold of the winner.

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I wish you the best of luck! All entries but be received by 11:59pm PST on April 20th, 2010 to be counted.

Disclaimer: Although I did receive a free copy of this book for review, 
was in no other way compensated to post this review. These are my real and honest opinions.

If you are an author or publisher and you would like for me to review your book, please contact me directly: polsen11[at]comcast[dot]net


  1. My son helps me return cans.

  2. We have involved our children in the planting and care of our gardens. We also showed them that planting trees, mainly fruit trees also help us and the environment.


  3. I became a follower of your cookbook review blog...I LOVE IT! I collect cookbooks!

  4. I put your button in my sidebar of my blog.


  5. They enjoy organic milk on their cereal
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  6. My children help with recycling of paper and plastic.

  7. my daughter helps me sort the recycling.

  8. I have three children who are actively involved in living green. They help us compost, take care of the worm bin (eat our food scraps), tend to our organic vegetable garden and help sort the recycled goods.

  9. I follow your blog!

  10. I entered the "Just Let Me Lie Down" giveaway because as a mom with three young children...I can totally relate.

  11. I don't have any children of my own yet but I've been working on our nephews on how to use cloth napkins rather than paper at every meal


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