The Plant Pledge: A Children’s Book about Eating Vegetables
The Plant Pledge is not just a book, it’s a very important educational project; it represents a way for not only children, but entire families to become more educated on how they can live healthier, happier lives simply by eating more vegetables and less processed foods.
Early childhood is an important time for building a foundation for health and wellbeing. Throughout the primary years, children are rapidly changing, growing, and developing in both ability and personality. While regular exercise has been a major focus of educational curriculums, one of the most important components of overall wellness is still often overlooked: the importance of proper nutrition.
This gorgeous illustration is the first one completed for the children’s book; it is a hand drawn, hand painted picture of a farmer’s market in Croatia. It was done by my talented illustrator, Sarah Geraci. To read more about Sarah, click here. Below is the photo that the illustration is based on. Sarah took the photo herself while traveling in Croatia. Sarah and her husband (a pilot in the U.S. Military, thank you for all you do to protect us Phil Geraci) lived in Germany for several years, affording her the unique opportunity to travel in Europe. When I saw this photo of the farmer’s market, I thought it was one of the most beautiful markets I had ever seen.