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Book Review – Get Out! 150 Easy Ways for Kids and Grown-Ups to Get Into Nature and Build a Greener Future By Judy Molland


Need a friendly guide on finding ways to appreciate nature and how to go green? Get Out! is chockful of eco-friendly ideas to help families, classrooms, and groups get outside, learn about nature, experience the world in new ways, and take a hands-on approach to green living. Chapters on being an eco-friendly consumer and eco-friendly eater, as well as on choosing an issue and taking a stand, make for a well-rounded yet easy-to-use handbook for making a difference indoors and out.

Title: Get Out! 150 Easy Ways for Kids and Grown-Ups to Get Into Nature and Build a Greener Future
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
Pub. date: September, 2009
Genre: Nonfiction – Nature
Page count: 128
Ages: Parents of 5 – 12-year-olds
Price: $10.99

Why would grandparents want to buy the book for their grandchildren? To whom would the book especially appeal?

Grandparents who want to share their love of the outdoors with their grandchildren will find this book invaluable. Maybe you’re a grandparent who knows it’s important for children to spend time outdoors, but you’re not sure what to do once you get there! Get Out! is full of straightforward, engaging activities, projects, games, and ideas to help you get yourself and your grandchildren outside, improve everyone’s physical and spiritual health, and do more for Earth – 150 doable ideas, all in one place.

Bio:  Judy Molland is an award-winning teacher and writer. She is contributing education editor for Dominion Parenting Media, the largest syndicate of parenting magazines in the United States, Her articles have appeared in numerous publications including Parents, Instructor, New York Newsday, and the Web site Parenthood.com.

She has won a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities, a Certificate of Appreciation from the California Department of Education, and a Gold Award for Editorial Excellence from Parenting Publications of America. She also wrote Straight Talk About Schools Today (Free Spirit, 2007). An avid backpacker, skier, and rock climber, Judy is a high school Spanish teacher and a leader with her local chapter of the Sierra Club. Judy resides in Redwood City with her husband Joe; her son Will is a ranger in Sequoia National Park.

Links to sample chapter, reviews, or website: www.judymolland.com

For more information about Jim, please see www.jimwhiting.com. To inquire about availability of specific titles or to send a comment, write him at jimruns3@gmail.com.


Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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