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Living Green: A Turtle’s Quest for a Cleaner Planet

This is a wonderful tale deserves great pictures and full of brilliant illustrations by M J Illustrations as in all Artie Knapp’s stories there is humor alongside plain good story telling. Tired of seeing the land he loves cluttered with trash, Thurman the turtle decides its time to take action.

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A delightful story that uses whimsical animal characters and engaging art to show younger readers that everyone can make a difference, no matter how small!
Sharon Martin, Newspapers in Education Manager, the Detroit Free Press

Thurman the turtle is a good mentor to help kids want a cleaner planet! The Albuquerque Journal

Brightly colored illustrations featuring large, expressive characters (animal and human) invite closer examination. Young readers will explore the pages trying to identify potentially hazardous litter (plastic rings, sharp metal lids) cleverly depicted in the illustrations. Knapp delivers a compelling message about determination and the power of an individual’s actions while raising readers’ awareness of environmental issues and skillfully incorporates information about carbon footprints, recycling and eco-friendly solutions. Students (preschool through 3rd grade) will root for Thurman and be motivated to take action to protect our planet. A thought provoking tale sure to inspire budding environmentalists and a wonderful read aloud for Earth Day.
Chalk Full of Books

This delightful story follows a young turtle named Thurman as he leaves his family to put an end to pollution. Thurman is determined to find a solution after trash and litter thrown from a car ruin his sister’s wedding. Spurred to take action, Thurman goes on an adventure and along the way comes across a science teacher who is teaching her class about the environment. This charming story, complete with wonderful full-page illustrations is sure to teach kid’s about their own responsibility when it comes to protecting their environment. The relatable characters and colorful illustrations will spark children’s imaginations to see what they can do to help the planet.

A determined turtle named Thurman shows us all that following your heart and doing what you believe in, no matter what others say, can make a difference. This story, like many of Artie Knapp’s other tales, is sure to entertain, educate and inspire our youth!
Kristin Garrison, Newspapers in Education Manager, the Cincinnati Enquirer

Kids are great ambassadors for the environment and Living Green makes the issue of human impact on the planet even more real through a brave, animal hero, Thurman, who literally risks his neck for earth.
Brandie Weikle, Editor of the Toronto Star’s parenting website,

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