Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for What the World Needs Now – Trees by Cheryl Rosebush. Many thanks to Love Books Tours for the invite and gorgeous gifted copy of the book.
About the book
What the World Needs Now is an environmental children’s book series for ages 4-8 that aims to connect the world’s youngest book lovers to the importance of nature and our place in it.
Each book in the series follows a friendly animal through its habitat, helping kids learn about one thing the world needs now, be it more trees or bees or less plastic, to maintain a healthy planet.
The series is designed to help parents and educators lay the foundation for future learning on the world’s most pressing environmental challenges. But for our littlest kids, the connection starts at a much simpler point: their first job is to fall in love with nature – because you don’t protect what you don’t love.
The books support engaging with our kids on how we can better respect and care for the only planet we have.
This is a brand-new adventure for me – completely independent and self-published! And it feels like the culmination of everything I have ever worked on.
When was the last time you bought a book that offset its own carbon emissions and preserved critically threatened rainforests? So proud to say that when you buy “What the World Needs Now: Trees!”, you will be doing just that.
Meet Jefri! He’s the adorable main character in the first book of my series called What the World Needs Now: Trees!. He was created by my talented illustrator Zuzana Svobodova. For me, it was love at first sight!
I knew I wanted my first book in the series to be about trees, and after my World Bank mission to Sumatra in 2019, I knew I wanted my main character to be an orangutan. They literally have everything to lose by tropical forest loss. And since they share so similarities to humans, I thought an orangutan would be the perfect animal to underscore the ways in which we are all connected to trees.
What the World Needs Now – Trees is available to purchase now – Bookshop.org | Waterstones
I sat down to read this with my little girl Darcy, she’s two and a half so probably too young to understand but I think it’s important for children to understand from an early age what’s happening in our world and find ways they can help.
I have to say she absolutely loved Jefri as did I. Jefri the orangutan shows us his rainforest and why it’s important to protect its trees. This really is a fun but educational little book and although it’s aimed at children there’s a message there for young and old to learn.
The illustrations are absolutely beautiful all the way through this book and I loved the way my daughter kept trying to give Jefri a cuddle, I think she was smitten. I’m looking forward to reading this book with her again and it’s one I’ll keep reading to her with pleasure.
This would make a fantastic present for a child aged 4-8 and it’s the first book in a series so there are more to look forward to. I for one can’t wait.
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Thank you for being a part of the tour. Kelly x