~Written by Suzie Hearl Canales
~Illustrated by Kevin Coffey
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The Candy Roses of Cape Care by Suzie Hearl Canales is an inspiring story about the importance of preserving the ocean, our "most cherished and precious resource, that covers seventy percent of our earth."
The story takes place on the Island of Cape Care which is home to rare and precious flowers known as "Candy Roses." These magical roses have no ordinary bloom, but one with a tasty candy treat. The Island of Cape Care has the cleanest oceans and the "Candy Roses" flourish. People came from miles around to fill their buckets with delicious candies. Unfortunately, along with people comes garbage and soon the beaches are contaminated. The roses no longer produced their mystical treats and the island children are very sad. One group of children feel so much sorrow at the loss of their beautiful beach, but instead of pouting they decide something must be done. Can the children rally the island people and save the "Candy Roses?"
The Candy Roses of Cape Care is a clever story that encourages readers to take care of planet earth and all of the precious resources she offers. Children will also delight in the lively rhyme and vivid illustrations which make a lasting impression.
I recommend reading The Candy Roses of Cape Care. Pick up a copy at www.amazon.com.