Rachel and Sammy Learn to Conserve

Rachel and Sammy Learn to Conserve

Rachel Raccoon and Sammy Skunk Series

Children - Concept
32 Pages
Reviewed on 05/13/2013
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Author Biography

Born and raised on a farm in West Central Illinois, Jannifer Powelson's interest in conservation and the natural world was sparked at an early age, and she always enjoyed writing stories. Powelson's education in nature continued at college, and she graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Biology from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois and a Master's Degree in Biology from Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville. She conducted thesis research in Northern Illinois, where she also practiced identifying and photographing prairie plants. Many of these plant photos are featured in the first book in the Rachel Raccoon and Sammy Skunk Series, "Rachel and Sammy Visit the Prairie". The main characters, Rachel Raccoon and Sammy Skunk, were derived from Powelson's wildlife research on raccoons, when she also experienced a few interesting and stinky incidents with skunks.

"Rachel and Sammy Visit the Forest - A Guide to Spring Woodland Wildflowers" is the second book, and "Rachel and Sammy Learn About Trees" is the third book in the series. The fourth of these fun and educational books, "Rachel and Sammy Learn to Conserve" was released in the spring of 2013.

Jannifer is employed as a conservationist and resides in Princeton, Illinois with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys reading, writing, photography, nature, and travel. In 2012, she co-founded Progressive Rising Phoenix Press, and they are busy publishing and promoting a wide variety of children's and young adult books.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Kristie Ingerto for Readers' Favorite

“Rachel and Sammy Learn to Conserve” is a children’s book in the 'Rachel Raccoon and Sammy Skunk Series', and is written by Jannifer Powelson and illustrated by Kalpart. It is the last day of school before summer vacation and the students have one last presentation to do after lunchtime before they are free for summer. Rachel, Sammy and the other students in their science class present their final conservation projects. Before Rachel presents her project on trees, the class discusses what conservation means. This is a great opening for the various projects that follow including conserving soil and water. As the class makes their presentations, the reader will learn right along with the class many valuable lessons with regard to the environment and conserving natural resources.

This book is a wonderful addition to the series! It is filled with vibrant and adorable illustrations that go along with the story. Young readers will love the details included in the pictures and they will be drawn into the story through these. I love that the author has included photographs that she has taken throughout the book as well. For example, there are pictures of mulch, a rain barrel and white oak leaves included in the book; this gives the reader an accurate representation of these things and this will help them to identify these items in their own environments as well. This book would be a great one to use in a science class or with young children in any setting as a tool to help introduce the concept of conserving which is a valuable life lesson.