"The Earth Loves Me introduces the youngest readers to the overwhelming beauty of the earth. Kids will relate to many of the activities, like walking in the rain and making snow angels. I can picture parents and teachers reading this book outdoors so kids can feel the grass beneath their feet and the wind on their faces. The illustrations by Elsa Escoto depict a young girl with flowing brown hair. She is often shown with a joyous expression as she experiences the wonder of the world around her. Even though the story is simple and could serve as a first reader, it covers a wide variety of the wonders of the natural world. This book by Terrill Martinez is a perfect choice to read for Earth Day, Arbor Day, or any day you feel like celebrating our unique planet."
~Kristine Zimmerman, Readers' Favorite 5-Star Review
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"I loved all six of Fred's stories! I particularly enjoyed 'Ben and the Terrible Red Card.' The question the author asks his readers at the very beginning of the story is perfect to set the mood, to engage them and show them that a story should relate to them and show them that they are not alone in feeling bad sometimes or, as in this story, misunderstood. This story is set at school and is funny, often exhilarating and lively, thanks to the fourth-grade protagonist, Benjamin, who is perfect in the role of the 'not so bad' student who keeps being punished and even is humiliated in class. Then of course he is teased and feels awkward. All the stories prove how talented Fred Olds is and make us hope there will be more stories to come. These tales are bound to entertain young children, and I whole-heartedly recommend them!"
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