Raising global kids with ‘Whole World’ by Barefoot Books
Since the sad closure of Words of Discovery books, which I have been lamenting the loss of for years, I’ve turned to Barefoot books for inspirational children’s reading.
I’ve found a real treasure in their collection with “Whole World” by Fred Penner and Christopher Corr. Show me a child that doesn’t love a good sing-a-long! Furthermore, a percentage of sales will be donated to global conservation.
Our children and planet are our most precious resources, and Barefoot celebrate this with the their ‘Whole World’ book and cd set. This set was created to celebrate the values Barefoot seek to promote.
‘Whole World’ is a playful adaptation of the Spiritual song ‘He’s got the whole world in his hands’. It beautifully shifts the responsibility from “His” to *our* hands and represents Barefoot’s call for social responsibility.
The book is printed on forest friendly paper and includes tips on how to keep our earth happy and healthy.
Barefoot books always have such enchanting illustrations; either bright and funky or the sort of pictures that transport you. The pictures in this book are bold, bright and colourful; just like the songs on the cd. They are designed to illustrate the diversity and wonder of our world with children of all races joining hands across the globe.
Barefoot are donating 10% of each sale to environmental organisations committed to global conservation. Their partners include The Alliance for climate protection , Roots and Shoots , Stop Climate Chaos and the goegeous “Green Parent” magazine.
Barefoot books are aware of the environmental impact of book publishing, so have some eco credentials in place. Most of their books are shipped by boat, paper suppliers are obliged to replant trees that they have harvested, and not damage rainforests or other ancient woodlands. They also have policies in their offices such as using recycled stationary and recycling.
This book would make a lovely present for children of all ages with its positive, uplifting message and illuminating illustrations.
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