i heard the willow weep
I Heard the Willow Weep was first published on Earth Day, 2000, as our
small contribution to the world's thought.
inside i heard the willow weep
I Heard the Willow Weep
by Toni Albert, illustrated by Margaret Brandt
The perfect book for Earth Day -- and Earth Day is EVERY day!
I Heard the Willow Weep is a must-have for parents and teachers who want to help children learn how to care for our Earth. Passionate and practical, informative and project-packed, this book is a child's primer on the state of the environment.
"Question: What does it mean to hear the willow weep?
Answer: It means that we feel sad when we see what we have done to our Earth. We don’t like to think of a world without pandas or whales, or a world where the air is hard to breathe and the water is bad to drink. Once we “hear the willow weep,” we are ready to do whatever we need to do to make things better."
Part One: What Have We Done? Powerful, unforgettable illustrations by Margaret Brandt illuminate Albert's poem,
"I Heard the Willow Weep." The art shimmers with emotion and engages the hearts of children and adults alike. Author and artist gently introduce young readers to some of today's most pressing environmental problems, including too much trash, endangered species, the destruction of rainforests and coral reefs, and pollution.
I Heard the Willow Weep is deeply moving and full of hope. The author dares to place the future of our world in the hands of little children. Gently, she shows them their responsibility and ability to make a difference. Part One ends with quiet confidence that we can restore beauty and health to our Earth.
Part Two: What Can We Do?
In Part Two, the author engages children with intriguing projects and activities they can't wait to try, fascinating EcoFacts, and
practical suggestions for taking better care of our home planet.
Packed with activities -- Children can: