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Book Review - Life on Planet Earth: My Story

02 / 05 / 2022 - Book Review - Life on Planet Earth: My Story

Life on Planet Earth: My Story by Charalee Graydon

After having written several books for adults Dr. Graydon has now produced one for children. Life on Planet Earth: My Story does not set out to entertain but educate, yet it ends up doing both. Aimed at children in the lower primary school age group, the simple layout and colourful illustrations enable the children to have fun with the various activities and research the natural world. The promise of receiving a certificate on completion of all the activities is a good motivator.

As well as the attractive design of the book, at only 44 pages and 21cm square it is easily carried and will fit neatly into any schoolbag. One minor criticism is that on the Activity Seven page about the importance of corals the page is black. Whether the children write in pencil or pen it would be difficult to see their words on that page.

Because ecology and climate change is a major issue today this book will help children to learn about this topic while also gaining ownership of it. Dr. Graydon has said her purpose for this children’s book is ‘to introduce them to concepts about planet earth and to listen to their stories.’1

Her book should achieve this goal by allowing the children’s voices to be heard and their stories told. We can learn much from children and need to listen humbly to what they tell us. Perhaps words from a First Century Teacher are pertinent: ‘Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.’2

Reviewed by Rev. Steve Campbell

Notes 1. Personal note from author. 2. Matthew 18:3

Year Selection

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Children from 3 Herissons Nature Organization have created a poster for their story.

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Photos showing the beauty of a Mountainous Park on Vancouver Island. 

A hiker's paradise.  

Strathcona Park. Beauty in British Columbia
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A company that takes a position.

Leather Work by Walter Ostin
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Walter shared photos of the leather works he has made. I am enthralled by the precision of his work and want to share it with you.

Photos of Nature July 2022
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Phots from Cousin Barry in Calgary, Alberta. 

Smiling Apparel
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Book of Poetry and Mediation
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Notice of a New Book of poetry by Mediator's Beyond Borders International colleague, Kathy Porter.

My Golf Clubs for Sale
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My Wordpress site
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Following several years in Europe. 

A Thank You
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From SK Associates & Group

Hyderasad,  India

Emerging Judicial Trends
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Certificate for Speakers at Conference o.6 - Emerging Trends in Arbitration, Mediation and Dispute Resolution.

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