This year, I found an amazing new book for Earth Day (4/22/12).  Most of the books I use for Earth Day are non-fiction and those are wonderful, but it’s nice to have some fiction stories to add to the mix.  Big Bear Hug by Nicholas Oldland is the sweetest (and funniest) book about loving Mother Nature I’ve read yet.

Bear, as you can see from the title, just simply adores trees.  All kinds of trees. He loves trees so much, he literally walks around hugging them.  I don’t want to give to much of the story away, but Bear has no problem protecting his friends the trees… he doesn’t hurt anyone, he kills them with kindness.

This adorable book teaches children trees are to be cherished and loved, not simply taken for granted.  It also reinforces the immeasurable power of a hug… something most sprouts already know.

If you’re looking for a new book to add to your Earth Day arsenal, give Big Bear Hug a try, you won’t be disappointed.

Now don’t go away because there are even more Earth Day books along with super great ideas being shared by these bloggers today! Stop by and bookmark or even go ahead and pin them all!

Teach Preschool : Child Central Station : Living Montessori Now : Aunt Annie’s Childcare : The SEEDS Network : Flights of Whimsy : Pre-K Pages : Kreative Resources : I’m a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here! : Share & Remember : Music Sparks : little illuminations : Greening Sam and Avery : Putti Prapancha : Early Play : 52 Days to Explore : Little Running Teacher : Look at My Happy Rainbow : Rainbows within Reach