Bird Lady Meets Mort and Ort in "It's a Great Day for Pulling Weeds"

by Gramma Golden



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/20/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 38
ISBN : 9781491867709
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 38
ISBN : 9781491867716

About the Book

Popular Maine columnist, author, and outdoor enthusiast George Smith confirms in his review that "Gramma Golden's very entertaining books were created to educate children and adults about things we can do to improve and protect our environment. I had a wonderful time last year reading the book to my 3 year old granddaughter" writes Smith. In this tender and fact-filled story, Bird Lady is the one being taught to recognize her careless gardening practices by none other than a pair of unusually attractive and vividly colorful birds, Mort and Ort Aahkamort.

Sitting atop the weather-worn shed directly behind her, they were talking to one another in words Bird Lady could completely understand. At first, she is both startled and a bit fearful when the larger one in his gravelly voice begins to talk directly to her by saying "It's a great day for pulling weeds!"

The lessons that follow throughout the rest of the story result in Bird Lady changing her gardening practices to help wildlife visitors in her gardens. Like the author, Bird Lady has a passion for birds, butterflies, flowers, plants and nature in general. As a result of the lessons Mort and Ort teach Bird Lady, children and adults alike reading this book will learn how to help birds, flowers, butterflies and insects thrive as they visit their own gardens.

About the Author

Janet E. Golden (Gramma Golden) is a Registered Nurse and Health Care Educator. Lengthy careers in both fields required her to teach others how to care not only for themselves but others as well. Now in her retirement years, she strives to teach young readers to care for and be responsible stewards of the environment in which they live. It is through the author's voice that the characters, Bird Lady, Mort, and Ort Aakahmort come alive helping children understand their role in maintaining the balance of nature. For the past nine years, she has written a monthly newspaper article, IMAGine, for the lake community in which she lives. Topics much of the time address subjects of nature and preservation of natural habitat. She and her husband are passionate about maintaining their gardens and property as both an Audubon Bird and Butterfly Sanctuary and National Wildlife Federation certified habitats. She seeks to teach others how gardening practices often result in the loss of vital wildlife. Janet is a six-year veteran and secretary of the local Board of Education. She understands the importance of all grade levels of education starting with providing a solid foundation at the elementary level. This book offers parents and teachers alike the tool with which to teach children how to help birds, bees, butterflies and insects live and thrive in their own yard and garden. Janet lives in the northwestern part of Illinois with her husband of forty-three years, Keith. They have two adult married children and three grandsons.