Monday, June 10, 2013

"Rachel and Sammy Learn to Conserve" by Jannifer Powelson & illustrated by Kalpart (Review & Giveaway)

About the book:  Rachel and Sammy Learn to Conserve is the fourth book in the Rachel Raccoon and Sammy Skunk Series. Rachel, Sammy, and their classmates will help children discover that everyone wins when they conserve the earth's natural resources. Join in the fun and learn all about planting trees and native plants, soil, water, and energy conservation, wildlife habitats, recycling, and more!

Vera's thoughts on Rachel & Sammy:  I am happy to be one of the initial reviewers of the fourth book in Jannifer Powelson's Rachel and Sammy series: Rachel and Sammy Learn to Conserve. They are teaming up for another adventure as they learn to conserve! This time they are in school at the end of the year. Mrs. Doe, Principal Bear, and Doc Opossum are going to choose a winner in the science projects that show off the conservation practices that the kids have brought to the school this year.  Who will be the winner?

Children and parents who read will discover that everyone wins when they conserve the earth’s natural resources. Learn from Rachel and Sammy about planting trees and native plants. About soil, water, and energy conservation and wildlife habitats. Learn  how recycling benefits us all. .

Ms. Powelson's book is beautifully illustrated with bright, delightful art by Kalpart showing all the critters and friends of Rachel and Sammy. There are photographs by Jannifer Powelson, the author, that further illustrate the plants and environment.  Readers can now read about and see trees and native plants, wildlife habitats, and opportunities to conserve soil, water and energy. Classroom teachers, homeschoolers, or parents have at their hands a highly educational book that will prove appealing to children.

As with much of life, frugality is key to having what you need. Being a conservative individual about your own resources and possessions can also translate into being an environmentally conservative individual as well.  There are good lessons to be learned in Rachel and Sammy Learn to Conserve.

 My reviews of the first three books in the Rachel and Sammy series.  CLICK HERE

GIVEAWAY:  Jannifer Powelson is graciously providing a copy for one of Chat With Vera's readers to try and win. Who will be the winner? We all win when we conserve, but who will be the one to win this delightfully educational book?  Begins June 10 & ENDS June 28 @ 12:01 a.m. EDT.  Open to USA addresses only.
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DISCLOSURE: The author provided a complimentary copy of the book to facilitate my honest review. The giveaway is also provided by the author and shipped directly to the winner. I was not compensated for this review.


  1. Drying my clothes on the line as much as possible

  2. We made a conscious effort to find a fuel efficient car when we purchased a new one last year. We unplug as necessary. And we try to not run things like the dish washer & washer & dryer during peak hours.

  3. We recycle and reuse when ever we can! I recently had the kids make bird feeders out of cans and stick! They loved watching the birds eat out of the feeders they made.

  4. We recycle everything that we can. I even tear the labels off of cans, like soup cans. I have little recycle bins or bags all over my house. We try to use less electricity by using less lights, shutting the TVs off, taking shorter showers......these are things Joe and I to get the kids to do the same!

  5. We recycle whenever we can. I use cloth bags instead of getting plastic bags each time we go to the store. We try to turn off lights, appliances, etc when not in use.

  6. Our family has a vegetable garden and harvest the veggies and save seeds.


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