Introducing a fun and interactive story about harnessing a love for nature and the actions children can take to help the Earth.
Kickstarter and raising funds to bring the project to life.— Bucky the Dino Goes Green, the all new fun and interactive children’s book about taking care of the Earth, is live on global crowdfunding platform
Bucky is a big buck tooth dinosaur loved by children worldwide. The first self-published book in the series was successfully launched two years ago on Kickstarter and the fun-loving dino is back with an all-new adventure.
“After surveying with parents, I learned that many found it difficult to talk about climate change with their younger children because they did not know how and where to start. As they were afraid it was too complex for them to digest, or it would cause them unnecessary anxiety,” says author and illustrator Wilshia Maruli on the inspiration behind the project. “Hence, I wanted to create this book to act as a stepping stone for parents who want to educate their children about the importance of caring for the environment, by simplifying it into a fun and interesting adventure with Bucky The Dino.”
As the story goes, Bucky is out exploring until one day while having a snack, his sandwich wrapper drops to the ground. After being seen by Mr. Robin, Bucky goes on a journey to find out just what going green means. The book is intended for children ages 3-8, as it focuses on harnessing a love for nature and showing actions they can take on to help the planet. At this age, it is best for parents to focus on strengthening their child’s relationship with nature and making them aware of what is around them. Once older, they will have cultivated a strong habit of protecting the world and appreciating the beauty of nature.
At the end of the book, children will receive a special Bucky's Go Green Club membership card on the last page, where they can make a pledge by filling in their name and commit to going green! The end of the book also includes a glossary and an infographic with environmental terms and their meanings so they can easily refer to it at any time if they do not remember.
The learning and fun doesn’t stop there though as crowdfunding backers can also opt for the Bucky Go Green Club Reward— an interactive experience where children can immediately apply what they have learnt through the book into their daily life. Children will receive materials they can use to engage in green activities such as planting a terrarium and learning how to craft figures using air dry clay.
“Climate change has been an ongoing problem but many do not act on it because they do not sense the urgency of the situation. Many also have the misconception that even if they did make an effort they would not make an impact, but this is not true. Every action we take makes a difference, no matter how big or small. As it is the future generations who will truly feel the brunt of climate change, we as adults need to start educating the young ones now in order to inspire change for the future. Even a step as simple as getting this book for your child is a step to helping the Earth,” adds Wilshia. “Why? Stories nurture children's curiosity more than anything else, and curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning. Through this story they will be exposed and taught about the importance of going green and taking care of the Earth, which would hopefully then inspire them to be the change makers of the future.”
Bucky the Dino Goes Green is currently live and available to support on Kickstarter: www.kickstarter.com/projects/wilshia/bucky-the-dino-goes-green
About Wilshia Maruli
Wilshia Maruli is a self-published author illustrator from Singapore. She published her first children's picture book in 2018 called "Bucky The Dino" and since then she has been focusing on writing and illustrating books that help raise awareness on important issues for young children. For more information on Wilshia please visit www.wilshia.com
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