Local Author Releases Children's Book With Environmental Principles

Thursday, May 23, 2013

In “Janie’s World: Walk with Me Through Nature’s Door” (published by Trafford Publishing), the new children’s book by Susen A. Herndon, teaches young readers the importance of taking care of the planet. 

In “Janie’s World,” Ms. Herndon takes concepts such as the environment, animals and recycling and presents them in a way for children to understand. She uses illustrations to show young readers what they can do to help the world. 

Ms. Herndon is an environmentalist with a passion for spreading the word to others. “It’s something we all need to know about,” she says. “Children and adults alike.”

Ms. Herndon lives and writes in Ooltewah. More information can be found at suherndonbooks.com.

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