2 BOOKS TO INSPIRE CHILDREN TO LOVE NATURE
2 years ago, I had the privilege of interviewing one of my favorite authors – María Isabel Sánchez Vegara-. My admiration for her works has kept growing since then, and it has been a great joy to see that her “Little People, BIG LIVES” book collection keeps adding new titles every week. Today I would like to present you two compelling books from this special collection featuring the exceptional lives of English nature advocates Jane Goodall and David Attenborough. These books teach children about environmental conservation and inspire them to love nature.
“My mission is to create a world where we can live in harmony with nature.” ~ Jane Goodall
Jane Goodall is the perfect introduction to her life, her childhood in London, her love for chimpanzees and Africa, her knowledge and investigations, and her important message about climate change and nature conservation. Above all, this inspiring book teaches us all to be more “humans” and treat animals with care and love.
“Cherish the natural world because you’re a part of it, and you depend on it.” ~ Sir David Attenborough.
David Attenborough presents the celebrated English naturalist reflecting upon his childhood inquiry spirit, his vast knowledge of the wildlife, and the defining moments of his lifetime. It also expresses the devastating changes he has seen, the pain and disaster that pollution is causing to our planet, and the importance of taking care of our habitats.
“Little Dreams, Big Lives” features some of the most amazing personalities from our world (arts, sports, human rights, science). Children can learn from these personalities and identify important values such as perseverance, effort, empathy, creativity, and love for nature.
For me, what really makes these books so special is that they address the importance of childhood dreams. These books teach children that all these personalities were also once small children with “small dreams,” and they turned those dreams into amazing lives. All children’s dreams are worthy and are valuable, as our childhood dreams stay with us forever. Jane Goodall and David Attenborough have dedicated their whole life to their dreams and even now continue to spread the message of nature conservation.