By Mike Artell and Pam Schiller. Brimming with kid-friendly activities, this book helps young children understand the natural world around them and how their actions can affect the environment. Nine lessons cover the sun, water, air, soil, trees and plants, endangered species, litter, noise, and recycling. Each chapter begins with stories, poems, or songs to introduce the topic. Thoughts to ponder, discussion questions, and cross-curricular projects follow. The lessons conclude with activities parents can do at home to reinforce and expand upon what students have learned at school.