Saving the Seas for the Purple and Green by Nancy Carlisle Book Tour, Guest Post & Giveaway! {Ends 9/9/22}

Aug 14, 2022 | 7 comments

“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

Book Details:

Saving 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
Formats Available: print and ebook 
Tour dates: August 15 to September 2
Content Rating: G. There is nothing even close to PG or R in this book, it is totally G

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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Review By LAWonder10:

Saving the Seas for the Purple and Green is a very informative book on a few ocean creatures and what they face when thoughtless acts of pollution occur.

The illustrations are very colorful. The landscape scenes are beautiful. However, I am not a fan of the abstract cartoonish character images. The rest was very well done.

The book was very informative but way beyond the attention level of the age group it was intended for. I would suggest it would be more appropriate for mid to upper elementary age children. 

Although the information is interesting and well done, it would have been more effective at the end of the story with the main content centering on the young girls story.

All in all, I feel it earns a Four Stars rating.

*This book was gifted me with no pressure for a positive review. This is my honest review.

Guest Post:

How book writing is similar to my past profession of architecture?

Good question! I like to think about ideas—in designing a building the ideas might take the
form of questions such as, what do you want your space to look and feel like, how do you want to use the space, how do you want the spaces to connect to one another, how much natural light do you want in each space, etc. As an Architect, from these questions, and interviews, I could propose options for the  hape of the building.

Writing a kid’s book, I start off in a similar
way thinking about the book concept, and what are the key messages, how might the pages be designed, what emotions will the book evoke, what are the two or three key story points. In both cases, I start with the big ideas.

Coming up with the big ideas is one of the interesting parts in both processes then the detailed part begins. For a building design, it is getting the drawings completed correctly with all the details for space plus structure, plumbing, heating, cooling, etc.. For a book there are many details as well, the facts and drawings need to be accurate, the words need to convey the right emotions and be age appropriate, the text and pictures must be well integrated, and the drawings need to be consistent from page to page.

Just like a building design, a books image (the illustrations) must be well integrated with the
function of the book (the story). Both a building and book should evoke an emotion. For a house, the emotion might be cozy, monumental, or well-integrated into the natural environment. For a children’s book, the emotion might be funny or scary or comforting. In terms of the steps in the process, both architecture and children’s books involve synthesizing a lot of data and ideas to clearly express the final product. Both processes involve many steps and the use of specialists. For books the specialists are the editors, writers, layout designer, illustrator, sales, web designer, etc. In a way a children’s book author is like an architect because they also orchestrate a complicated process to reach the final product.

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

The 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

Giveaway Details:

Win signed copy of Saving the Seas for the Purple and Green: A Story of Cleaning Up the Oceanory of Cleaning Up the Ocean by Nancy Carlisle, plus $25 Amazon Gift Card (one winner / USA only) (ends Sep 9)


To Enter the Giveaway click on the Rafflecopter link below:

SAVING THE SEAS Book Tour Giveaway

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  1. Marisela Zuniga

    This sounds like a really good book

  2. Nancy

    Lovely cover

  3. Tracie Cooper

    Sounds like a fun read!

  4. Bea LaRocca

    Thank you for sharing your review of Saving the Seas for the Purple and Green, the author’s guest post, bio and book details, I have enjoyed reading this post and I am looking forward to reading this book with my grandchildren

    • lawonder10

      Thank you, Bea!
      Lu Ann

  5. Nancy Carlisle

    Thank-you so much for your review. nancy

  6. Shelly Peterson

    I love the cover.

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