Okay, admittedly, I'm way past 12, but that doesn't mean I should stop trying to help the planet, does it? I did read much of 101 Ways You Can Help Save the Planet Before You're 12! by Joanne O'Sullivan with my daughter who is under 12 so maybe that counts.
The tips in 101 Ways are easy to follow with lots of online resources if you or your child wants more information. It's easy to read with most tips only 1 or 2 pages long. Bright colours and photography add interest to the text.
My daughter enjoyed reading it with me. She asked questions and made comments about the book. She seemed quite interested. One of the things she took to was a tip about vermicomposting (using worms to compost kitchen refuse). So much so that she brought me home a bucket of worms from school. For a girlie-girl she doesn't have an qualms about handling bugs. After I screeched and said, "not in the house!" she made a home for them under the deck.
I'm much more inclined to make a rainbarrel. There is a page for that with a url for a website on how to make one. That's one of my spring projects.
This is a fun book for kids (and adults) with a curiosity for environmentalism.
This is my first book for the Eco Reading Challenge!