World Environment Day seeks to focus world attention on the environment and probably the best way to appreciate the environment is to get out and experience it. If you can't and even if you can it is also good to experience it
vicariously through books, in particular beautifully illustrated picture books. As World Environment has very similar aims to Earth Day, anything written about on 22nd April will apply to today as well. If you want to revel in the wonder of the natural environment read Carin Berger's The Little Yellow Leaf. Who can resist that art work?
Each year there is a theme for the day and this year's is 'Many Species. One Planet. One Future.' This was chosen so as to celebrate the incredible diversity of life on Earth as part of the 2010 International Year of Diversity. When I think of animals and plants and the word species my 'book' mind automatically returns to Douglas Florian, Steve Jenkins and Jeannie Baker. Time to rummage in the library for their books.
For Odd Socks Day see yesterday's post.