Remembering Mother Nature
This is THE picture book that has appealed to tens of thousands of children's hearts the world over, inspiring them to appreciate everything that makes our planet so special.
A heart-warming kids' book about nature
Recommended ages: for 0 - 6yrs old
Author: Stuart French
Illustrator: Alvin Mulyono
What is this picture book about?
Mother Nature created our beautiful planet and every incredible creature within it.
But how do we ensure this beauty remains for centuries to come?
This stunning tale, crafted with evocative and rhyming prose, takes you through a journey of Mother Nature's creations and the sights, sounds and colours that make them oh so special.
This incredible story about Mother Nature will inspire your little superhero to savour the specialness of planet earth!
"This is one of a handful of children’s books whose title will remain famous for decades." - Book Riot
"Alvin Mulyono’s illustrations have a depth to them that entices the reader into the pages further—the artwork radiates in all the right places." - The Children's Book Review
An excerpt from the story
There was once an old lady called Mother Nature. She lived in the mountains and she swam in the streams, and she brewed all the colours that I saw in my dreams.
She was tall and wide, and had trees for her thighs, and she listened and listened to the skies and the tide. She could jump between mountains and turn waterfalls to fountains, and she could swim in the sea much deeper than me.
She could run faster than leopards and protect sheep like the shepherds, and yet she cried like the tide as the planet died at her side.
She pleaded to the people to not litter the seas, and she asked them kindly to not fell the trees.
She shielded the animals from the hunters and thieves, and she begged them to leave the whales in the seas.
She soaked up the sun as its burning begun, and she tried and tried as her home slowly died.
But then YOU came running up by her side!
“Let’s save the planet!” you cried, as the animals cheered far and wide, and the trees stood up taller, side by side...
From the author, Stuart French: why do we need a kids’ book about nature?
Growing up in Tasmania, I was always totally immersed in nature, and absolutely fascinated by it. From a very young age, writing about nature always interested me and so when I started writing for children, crafting a kids’ book on Mother Nature seemed like the most natural thing in the world.
For anyone in my generation, it feels as if we’ve witnessed a century of destruction in our couple of decades here on the planet. Even in my native Tasmania, I know of hundreds of acres of gorgeous wilderness that has been wiped out, and many animal species that are threatened or soon to be extinct. I think when you’re a child, you take much of the environment for granted, but now I’m a parent, I can clearly see that the vast wilderness that I enjoyed for so many years may not be there in the way it’s always been.
I want my own sons to feel that they can change this. Children play a critical part in working with Mother Nature to protect our planet, not destroy it. If we’re able to help build character through children’s books, then they will be keenly aware of the difference they can make. I’d love to see things turned around in the next few decades and I have every faith that if we teach our children that they have the power to go out and change things, they’ll do just that.
Size: 11" x 8.5" landscape (27.5 x 21cm)
Cover: softcover (300GSM)
Pages: soft inside pages (200GSM)
All Ethicool Books are designed for ages 0 - 6 years old.
All our stories average 500-750 words in length.
This book is retailed exclusively online by Ethicool Books Pty Ltd, and available for purchase worldwide via our website.
An absolutely beautifully written book that is a pleasure to read.
Such colourful illustrations and written to enable children of all ages to understand, appreciate and learn to respect Mother Nature and the environment in which they and we all live.
I haven't sent off the other 3 books to their recipients yet, but I'm positive they will love it too.
Remembering Mother Nature
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Beautiful illustrations bring a complex message alive in a child-friendly manner. The story of Mother Nature at its best and at its most vulnerable is shared through bright, colourful, gentle and magnificent pictures with messages of both devastation and hope for the future. The children are captivated by the illustrations and Mother Nature herself, opening their minds to the many possibilities and new questions every time we read it.
Thank you Ethicool for sharing this invaluable resource with us...a must!
I teach a gardening program at a special needs school and this book has made a wonderful addition to our resources. ❤️
Love reading this book to my granddaughters. My 3 year old granddaughter always says, “Look Nannan that’s you!” This is equally heartwarming 💕.
I really loved the quick service, the book and it’s content and message and the website. This is perfect for my needs And philosophy in early childhood.
Lovely storyline and captivating artwork
Awesome message and wonderful illustrations
My 2yo granddaughter got this for her birthday. I think we read it a dozen times in 24 hours.