Author and eco-artist, Sheila McPhee believes that this book will change the way future generations act with respect to nature and the environment. She says, “Environmentally and socially responsible children lead to enriched families, communities and societies, now and for the long-term future – healthy planet, healthy people.”
The highly engaging story of GG and The Eco Squad provides awareness and educational information to readers, namely children, about the responsibility they have to save and protect the environment. A journey through a creative collection of thirty four animal characters (known as Ecos), readers, young and old alike will learn valuable facts and issues that pose a call to action.
A colourful story, both in illustration and text, with an incredibly powerful message, each Eco was first rendered as a painting and then composed of primarily recycled materials that have been collected or repurposed to produce an image of near-three-dimensional quality.
This amazing story, told by characters born of ingenuity and a desire to minimize waste through positive repurpose, provides a cross-curricular message of language arts, science, visual arts, health, and music that makes environmental education accessible for all types of learners.
The Green Guardian and The Eco Squad e-book introduces a framework for creating an informed, responsible and sustainable population through the education of our children and the message of a positively green future. Parents, teachers and children are sure to find this book an experience like none other.
Sheila McPhee will be doing an official book launch at the Fredericton Public Library on November 24, 2011 at 7p.m. Books will be available for purchase and Sheila will be thrilled to sign your copy. The book is currently available for sale at Westminster Books, Lighthouse Bookstore, UNB Bookstore, Endeavours, Chapters at The Regent Mall, and through Amazon.ca. GG and the Eco Squad is also available on the iPad from Apple iBookstore and on all other e-readers through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and the Sony Reader Store.
SHEILA MCPHEE carries many beautiful memories of her upbringing as one of nine children growing up in rural New Brunswick. Now based in Fredericton, NB, McPhee creates EcoArt through a process that uses “landfill-
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