Friday, February 11, 2011

One Book at a Time May Help Save Our Planet

A Deepwater Horizon drilling rig was rocked by an  explosion and fire on April 20, 2010.  It sank into the Gulf of Mexico. Tragically, eleven crew members died. Multiple attempts to completely shut off the flow of oil failed. On September 19, 2010, BP announced that its well was permanently sealed.

The spill caused extensive damage to marine and wildlife habitats as well as to the Gulf's fishing and tourism industries.  This kind of catastrophe should never occur again anywhere on our earth.

To this end, I've written a  children's picture book, One Pelican at a Time, to help put a face on this disaster.  One old, crooked beaked pelican helps Bella and Britt point the way to what even kids can do in such a tragedy.

Pelican will be released in the coming weeks.  This is the first children's book dealing with the Deepwater Horizon spill to be published in the US. 

Children want to know what they can do in such times.  One Pelican at a Time empowers kids to help in a real and meaningful way.  I hope they, and you, enjoy it.  And if it becomes a teaching moment tool, how wonderful is that?

Pelican Cleaning from Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

The Beautiful Brown Pelican


  1. I'm excited for the release of your book, Nancy. What happened is such a horrible tragedy on so many levels. I'm glad you're helping children to know they can make a difference too.


  2. Terrific topic Nancy - informative too. Your "One Pelican at a Time" is extremely topical. A great teaching tool for kids.

    Margot's Magic Carpet

  3. Thanks, Cheryl and Margot, for your comments. I, too, hope these books will make a difference in children's lives. It is their planet to inherit, and I hope their inheritance is secure.

  4. Good luck with your new book, Nancy! Such a vital topic. I'm a scuba diver, so I share your passion for the ocean.

    Delighted to discover your blog. Thank you for commenting on my guest post at Pen and Ink.

  5. Absolutely terrific topic for a children's book. One I'm sure adults will enjoy and learn from too.

    Best wishes for your continued success!

    Children’s Author
    Write What Inspires You Blog
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    Donna M. McDine’s Website

  6. Your book sounds like a good example of good coming from bad events. I hope the kids who read it go on to make a big difference in the world.

  7. Congratulations on your new book, Nancy! It's such a timely and important topic, and I hope many children will benefit from it in learning what they can do, and hopefully parents as well.

  8. Thanks so much to you all for supporting this post. It's such a passion to me, and I'm so encouraged that you all feel the same. One person at a time as well...

  9. Thank you Nancy, I am really looking forward to your book.