Monday, August 29, 2022

Saving the Seas for Purple and Green by Nancy Carlisle - Book Tour & Review + Giveaway


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Book Details:

Book TitleSaving the Seas for the Purple and Green: A Story of Cleaning Up the Ocean by Nancy Carlisle
Category:  Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7),  34 pages
Genre:  Juvenile fiction/science & nature/environment
Publisher:  Sage Green Press
Release date:   March, 2022
Content Rating:  G. There is nothing even close to PG or R in this book, it is totally G

"Saving the Seas for the Purple and Green gives children the hope of making a difference. Washed Ashore is honored to have our work highlighted." — Angela Hazeltine Pozzi, Founder of Washed Ashore

"A simple, relevant, and informative read that gives kids a positive outlook on what can be done to reduce our impact on the ocean." — Taylor Lane, Creator of the Cigarette Surfboard

Book Description:

A young girl loves the tide pools that she sees on her runs by the ocean, but one day notices garbage amongst the colorful creatures she finds there. Along the beach she meets conservationists cleaning up the beach who educate her about the dangers that trash pose to ocean life. She decides to help also.
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My Review
Saving the Seas for Purple and Green is a children's book that has beautiful illustrations and an important message. It's a book that will inspire readers, both young and old, to get involved in keeping the beaches and oceans (and the creatures who live within) safe and free from trash, mainly plastics. 
The story follows Violet as she heads to the beach one day, admiring her favorite colors--purple and green--along the way. Once at the beach, though, she discovers the sea anemone and starfish in the tide pools are bumping into trash. A plastic bag floats her way. And a huge collection of trash turned into art makes Violet realize that even if it's something small, she can join in and help keep the seas clean for the purples and greens (and other colors).
This is a lovely book that can open discussion with younger readers about the environment and recycling, among other things. It's a story that will inspire and educate, while still being fun to read and look at. The book also includes helpful resources at the end, which I thought was a nice touch.
4.5 stars!
Meet the Author:

Nancy Carlisle is an author and illustrator who writes hopeful books for kids that interweave facts and fiction about the environment and global responsibility. During her 38-year career as a sustainable architect and researcher, her focus was on the environment. She led work nationally and internationally on sustainable and energy efficient buildings and communities and won awards for collaboratively designing award-winning sustainable buildings, a laboratory campus, and improving the energy efficiency of U.S. laboratories. Since retiring, Nancy has worked as a volunteer teaching English as a Second Language and mentors first generation college students. She is a strong advocate against plastic waste not only because it pollutes our oceans and water but also because it contributes CO2 to our atmosphere.

Nancy enjoys the outdoors and international travel. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and the Society of Environmental Journalists. She studies botanical illustrating and French language. 

connect with the author: website
Tour Schedule:

Aug 15 – Character Madness and Musings – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Aug 15 - Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Aug 16 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway
Aug 17 – Booking.with.janelle – book review / author interview
Aug 17 - Sandra's Book Club – book review / giveaway
Aug 18 – A Mama's Corner of the World – book review / giveaway
Aug 18 - She Just Loves Books – book review / giveaway
Aug 19 – Splashes of Joy – book review / giveaway
Aug 19 - Hall Ways Blog – book review / giveaway
Aug 22 – Library Lady's Kid Lit – book review / author interview / giveaway
Aug 23 – Reading is My Passion – book review / giveaway
Aug 23 - My Reading Getaway – book review / author interview / giveaway
Aug 24 – FUONLYKNEW – book review / giveaway
Aug 24 - Triquetra Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Aug 25 – Paws.Read.Repeat – book review / giveaway
Aug 26 – Pause for Tales – book review / giveaway
Aug 26 - Writer with Wanderlust – book review / guest post / giveaway
Aug 29 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / giveaway
Aug 30 – Kam's Place – book review
Aug 30 - Captive Dreams Window – book review / giveaway
Aug 30 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
Aug 31 – Deborah-Zenha Adams – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Sep 1 – Pick a Good Book – book review / author interview / giveaway
Sep 1 - Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
Sep 2 – The Phantom Paragrapher – book review / giveaway

Enter the Giveaway:

SAVING THE SEAS Book Tour Giveaway



  1. What did you do with your first advance?

  2. What a wonderful book to teach children about saving the environment, I love the cover and I can't wait to share this one with the kids, thanks for sharing it with me!

    Thanks, Jazzy for sharing your review!

    Have a spectacular week!

  3. This sounds like a great book, thank you for sharing

  4. Thank you for sharing your review of Saving the Seas for Purple and Green, this sounds like a wonderful book to share with my grandchildren


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