A new children’s book, ‘Colonel Trash Truck’ has been launched ahead of Earth Day and aims to inspire children to care for the environment and get involved with recycling and leading greener lives by asking them to help him and the Green Team on their quest against the litterbugs.
The author, Kathleen Crawley, explains the inspiration behind her rubbish collecting character,
“There’s no better way to teach kids to respect and save the environment than to introduce them to Colonel Trash Truck. Colonel Trash Truck believes cleaning up trash and recycling is something we all must do and he wants nothing more than to have kids join him in his quest to ‘Keep the Planet Clean and Green’.”
‘Colonel Trash Truck’ is aimed at children between the ages of 3 and 6 and is about instilling the message of being green in children from a young age. Although being green and caring for and about the environment is high on many people’s agendas, sadly it is often many people’s intention to do something, but actually achieving these aims and doing something is less of a reality. By introducing important issues to children, perhaps it will become as much a part of normal daily life as combing your hair in the morning.
Katie Finnegan, a mother from North Carolina, commented that her two-and-a-half year-old son, Marc, has been bitten by the green bug thanks to the Colonel, saying,
“It has been great to get him to clean up; we call the trash truck and he comes and gets stuff and takes it to the garbage can like it’s the best game in the world!”
Find out more about Colonel Trash Truck on the website.