Even little children can make a positive impact on the environment. Jane Goodall has dedicated her life to studying chimpanzees, and realized that sometimes people hurt the places where animals have always lived. She began to teach others how we can enjoy nature while also making sure that the homes of animals aren’t suffering.
Kids will come away from this book with questions about what animal habitats they can care for in their own community, and how conservation work makes sure all people and animals have a healthy home.
Look for the other books in the Big Ideas for Little Environmentalists series: Restoration with Wangari Maathai, Preservation with Aldo Leopold, and Ecosystems with Rachel Carson.
Maureen's books have been selected for YALSA best fiction, ALA best book, Bank Street Best Books, and sold in 5 languages. Publisher’s Weekly calls her YA and MG work “evocative of The Dark is Rising and Neil Gaimen.” Most recently the Big Ideas series sold at auction to Penguin/Putnam and will be followed by BIG IDEAS FOR LITTLE ENVIRONMENTALISTS next year.
Maureen taught for 20 years, specializing in gifted education, and was the McAuliffe fellow for WA state in 2000. She currently lives on an island near Seattle with her husband, a hive full of bees, and four chicken sisters.