Living Green and the Smoke

a story about air pollution, global warming and teamwork

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Pub Date 26 Jan 2022 | Archive Date 31 Mar 2023

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At the beginning of time, planet Earth was so new, pure, and clean. This allowed all the plants to walk around like people! If you listened carefully you could even hear their hearts beating!

One day, when our heroes Mrs. Florence and Mr. Florian met for their daily chat, the forest was dark, hot and full of smoke and black dust.

Where was that pollution coming from?

With friendship, cooperation and working as a team, the trees, plants and flowers solved the problem and saved the pure planet Earth from the greenhouse effect.

“Living Green and the smoke” will teach your child the values of what they can do in their own community. You can read this book to your child before bedtime every night and they will learn how important it is to take care of our planet. It’s a great way for your child to learn while having fun at the same time!

This book is part of the “Living Green” series by Florian Bushy, illustrated books for children that promote environmental awareness, team work, respect and friendship.

This fun journey will teach your child about:
Nature and conservation
Global warming
Climate change
Team work

At the beginning of time, planet Earth was so new, pure, and clean. This allowed all the plants to walk around like people! If you listened carefully you could even hear their hearts beating!

One day...

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A fun and educational book that will capture your child's imagination and teach them important lessons about nature, conservation, and global warming. The story is engaging and easy to follow, with clear messages about teamwork, respect, and friendship. The illustrations are beautiful and colorful, bringing the story to life and showcasing the wonders of the natural world. But what really makes this book stand out is its emphasis on action - it encourages children to take an active role in protecting the environment and shows them how they can make a difference in their own community. Overall, Living Green and the Smoke is a must-read for parents who want to teach their children about environmental awareness in a fun and engaging way.

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A heartwarming children's book that tells the story of how a group of trees, plants, and flowers work together to save the planet from the greenhouse effect. With themes of friendship, cooperation, and environmental awareness, this book is the perfect bedtime story to read to your child. As part of the Living Green series, Living Green and the Smoke promotes values like team work, respect, and friendship, and teaches children about nature and conservation, global warming, and climate change. Your child will learn important lessons while having fun on this fun and educational journey.

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Super sweet read! I think this would be a good read to teach children about taking care of our planet and Mother Nature. I love the illustrations as well!

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This is a cute picture book with wonderful illustrations and an inspiring message. Very entertaining.

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Very cute children's book with a great message and wonderful illustrations. I have shared information about the book with my friends, family and colleagues.

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The title of the book is "Living Green and the Smoke," written by Florian Bushy. This book delivers a powerful message to readers about real-life issues such as air pollution, global warming, and the importance of teamwork in solving these problems

Brief summary

The story in the book is about two plants named Mrs. Florence and Mr. Florian, each with distinct personality traits that set them apart from one another. They worked together with a community of plants to solve a crisis caused by a smoke, which is harming their entire plant community.

My personal opinions

What I liked about the book is that the author, Florian Bushy, chose to use fictional living plants instead of humans to tell a story about how they tackled a problem that is relevant to all living organisms on Earth. In my opinion, if more stories were told from the perspective of other living organisms, humans might be more motivated to take action against issues like global warming, air pollution, and the importance of teamwork in solving these problems. This book has the potential to inspire readers to take action and create a better future for all living organisms on Earth.

After reading this book, I learned that sometimes, more hands are better than two, and more minds can be better than one, especially when it comes to solving big problems. The part where the plants used their unique abilities to come together and tackle a crisis that affected them all was inspiring. It motivated me to consider using clean energy sources such as solar panels and windmills instead of relying on energy sources that cause air pollution and contribute to global warming. I hope to inspire others to do the same so that we can create a brighter future for our planet.


Overall, I found "Living Green and the Smoke" by Florian Bushy to be a wonderful read. The use of fictional living plants to address real-life issues such as air pollution and global warming was a unique and engaging approach. The story emphasizes the importance of teamwork and the power of using our unique abilities to tackle big problems. The illustrations in the book also added to the overall experience. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in creating a better future for our planet.

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Very cute children's book. I look forward to sharing it with young readers at one of our book readings.

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