Britt and Bella, two little girls who live near the beach, are concerned one day when oil begins to wash up on the shores. Watching as the drama unfolds around their home, the girls become frightened when their favourite pelican becomes covered in oil. With no time to spare, the girls decide its time to help and with their quick thinking the girls learn how to help the animals that are washed up and covered in oil.
The Gulf Oil Spill will live with them forever and the lessons they learn concerning our environment will enable Britt and Bella to react in a positive manner to correct the wrongs that have been occurred.
I read this to my 7 year old daughter who didn't understand why we needed oil if it made such a big mess of everything. She was very upset that the animals were often the victims in such tragedies, and proceeded to explain to her younger brother that if there was ever an oil spill they would have to go and save the animals. I do believe she received the message being shared with the reader, no matter how small or young you may be, there is always something you can do to help, if your heart is in the right place.
One Pelican At A Time is a very endearing book for young readers, it not only helps strengthen their reading skills but the message is an important one. This book should be in school and public libraries to introduce to youngsters the plight of our environment, how to care for our planet and how fossil fuels can sometimes hinder the good when serious accidents occur.
Bella and Britt love living by the beach. When they find oil washing to shore from a gulf spill, they want to help but are told there is nothing for kids to do. But when their old friend, the pelican, becomes covered with oil, they help save his life by their quick thinking and action.
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