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LONDON - Sep 20 , 2010 - The Naturals, written by Sharon R C Petersen, is 170 pages long and has more than 50 beautiful illustrations. It includes ten heart-warming, connecting stories for 4-10 year olds, humorously reflecting a sense of belonging within our natural world, and embracing children, parents and grandparents alike.
Does Windy have good intentions when she blows an old lady's umbrella away? Is Snowy being mischievous when she stops Foxy's father from finding him before nightfall, or does her protective white blanket actually save the young fox cub's life? Is Moony's bright light merely a nuisance to Tiny Mouse when she's trying to sleep, or do his beams have a purpose when she gets lost one night deep in the woods?
These captivating stories show children in a fun and emotive way just how special and wonderful our natural world is, and helps to inspire within young hearts and minds a sense of connection and belonging which, in turn encourages them to want to protect our natural environment.
From Hooligan HAILSTONES heavy-handedly trying to do the right thing and coming to the rescue, silent SNOWY helping Foxy out of danger; to annoying WINDY forever blowing around and just trying to be useful...
With constant, reliable SUNNY showing she's never far away to help, and caring Mother EARTH trying to protect the next generation of seedlings, CLOUDY keeps a baby cool and out of SUNNY's heat...
Meanwhile mischievous STARRY shows us all what it's really like to be a star, and wise, helpful MOONY shows how he continues to light our way...
And finally RAINY comes in handy, and RAINBOW desperately tries to show herself off before time runs out...
Sound, moral values shine through from each of the ten stories. These stories are designed to be read to children, encouraging the important feelings of connection between parent/grandparent/carer and children. It is these very same feelings which will enable children to care for the world we live in.
Parents and grandparents in today's society, especially, will take an avid interest in 'The Naturals' as more and more guardians are searching for ways to encourage and inspire their children to embrace a feeling of wanting to protect our environment for future generations.
Make up your own mind as you listen to these bedtime tales in which the natural elements come to life. Get to know Cloudy and Windy, meet Snowy and Rainy, be dazzled by Starries, emboldened by Hailstones, and charmed by the quiet forces of Earth at work as she brings new seeds through the cold winter and to life in the spring. You might even find out what it really looks like at the Rainbow's end!
About the book:
The Naturals by Sharon R C Petersen
Publisher: Book Guild Ltd
Date of publish: August 26, 2010
About the author:
Sharon Petersen is a 45 year old mother of five and former airline air stewardess based in London. The ten stories that make up 'The Naturals' came to me out of the blue 13 years ago (and have not let me rest since!), and I somehow managed to write them down in between caring for my bed ridden husband and bringing up our five children.
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