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May 15, 2013 BOOKLIST
Simon the Hippo is joined by friends Peep the Bird, Bob the Rodent, and Suzanne the Crystal Goddess in this kid-friendly eco-program. The animals are worried—snow is melting on Mount Kilimanjaro, drought is spreading in Africa, and the high temperatures are getting to them. Although Bob is reluctant to take on climate issues (“Rats always survive,” he claims), the others know that help is needed to reverse the trends. This brightly colored, simply animated program tackles some big issues (global warming, carbon footprints, climate change, recycling, the food chain) in age-appropriate terms. Kids will love the catchy tunes and silly humor. While singing along, viewers gain solid information on the science behind climate change as well as suggestions for ways to help, including riding bikes instead of cars, turning off lights, choosing reusable products, planting gardens, and raising money for environmental projects. Extras include an extensive teachers’ guide with lesson plans, a Spanish-language translation, bonus cartoons, and more.