Chicago author, illustrator and mother of three Alexandra Gnoske has a new book with a simple message for kids: children can make a big difference for Planet Earth.
In Loui Saves the Earth, a little boy named Loui and his dog Dusty (who live in Chicago of course) learn that we can all play a part in cleaning up our planet.
This book is simple — both in message and appearance. But I think that
it speaks to kids. My four-year-old nephew saw it sitting on my kitchen
counter today. He picked the book right up and asked me to read it to him. He remarked
that the pictures looked like they were made with crayons — just like the ones he has at
home. He told me that he liked that the story was about “cleaning up our world like we learned about on Earth Day at my school.”
So he obviously gets the message loud
and clear (which I think is the point).
Gnoske will be
reading and signing her new children’s book, Loui Saves the Earth
on Saturday, May 15th at Drew’s Eatery (2207 W. Montrose Avenue). She
will be reading at 3:30 and 4:30 p.m.. The first 15 people receive a free
signed copy of Loui Saves the Earth. Visit the Loui Saves the Earth website for more information on how to purchase the book and scheduled appearances by the author.
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