Book/CD Review & Giveaway - The Nutria Frog Kingdom (childrens)

The Nutria Frog Kingdom is a children's story with a message.  Set in the swamps of Louisiana, the story follows two children on an adventure to meet King Leo of the Nutria Frogs...

It is written by Bayou Castaine Bennett and illustrated by Pui Choi Lam, Caleb Johnson, Randy Volant, Alvin Forrest, Brian Cannady and Arian Delpha

From the Publisher:
Based on original lyrics by Washboard Leo Thomas from the "Nutria-Frog Story" album.

My review:

This book offers kids a whimsical and imaginative look at serious environmental problems - pollution and lack of conservation for swamps and other natural resources.  From the music to the book, children can blend their imaginations with serious discussions about recycling, water conservation and energy conservation.  

The Nutria Frogs - a very special 'new species' illustrate just how important a specific eco-system can be for the survival of special animals.  

Once the story closes, it doesn't end there - there are several activities that engage the children in thoughtful ways of conservation - one of them asks the kids to think of five things they can do in their own town to help improve the environment and the magical Nutria-Frog kingdom, and another asks them to draw themselves unplugging cell phones, lights and TV's when it is safe and no one is using them.... 

The story was a little complicated for my son who is 4 and has some delays, but he loved the music and the illustrations - I would recommend this book for children 6-9, and the CD is a great tie in for younger children. It would be a great way to introduce conservation and environmentalism to a classroom!

You can enjoy and purchase your own copy of "The Nutria Frog Kingdom" book and CD for only $17.99 on the book’s Facebook page or from the Nutria Frog Kingdom website.

One lucky Acting Balanced follower will win their own copy of The Nutria Frog Kingdom.  This giveaway will end on October 6th, 2010 at 11:59 pm and the winner - chosen by - will be announced on October 7th

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