Nature Girl: A Guide to Caring for God’s Creation | Karen Whiting and Rebecca White

Many moons ago I had my eyes set on a biology major. I’ve always loved biology and nature. Growing up, I was all about lots of fun, like Disneyland, science summer days and summer reading programs (it’s scary how crazy cool I was huh?). As a freshman in college, when I was going over the bio major’s requirements, I noticed classes with words like “organic,” “chemistry,” “physics” and other slanderous terms. It was at that point I had no choice but to throw up deuces to biology and change my major to communication studies/journalism.

Ain’t no one got time for the periodic table of elements.

But I still love biology and hope my nieces get a chance to explore nature and be amazed by creation as I once was (and still am). So a book like Nature Girl: a Guide to Caring for God’s Creation by Karen Whiting and Rebecca White is perfect to help develop a love of nature for young girls! Not only nature around them, but as people too, where they can develop a self-confidence and know God made them exactly as He meant too!

Love God, Love the Planet As you become an expert in all things green, Nature Girl offers fun ways to care for God’s creations while enjoying the wonders of nature! With activities, recipes, science experiments, and much more, you can discover how to create recycled jewelry, plan a spa day with friends, make your own earth-friendly skin care products, or team up to clean a park or a neighbor’s yard. Each chapter covers different topics, like water, air, energy, and recycling, and includes crafts, Scripture, games, quizzes, interviews with experts, and quotes from real girls like you. From the itty-bitty flowers at your feet to the air high above your head, discover how you can make a difference for our planet.


I kinda want to try all the recipes and ideas in this book. Just saying. Like the all girls spa day? I’m in! It’s written perfectly for young girls, with fun drawings, recipes for food and other fun stuff – like face masks & air freshener – and pretty much all things rad! Chapters also have quizzes (and who doesn’t love those??), real life stories, discussions (like how to take care of yourself, the planet, eating habits and other important things for young girls to think about), career ideas and all other goodness.

The chapters cover topics of inner beauty, eating right, taking care of Earth (I’d like to stay for awhile you know?), pets and animals, water conservation (and those who don’t have access to clean H2O), clean air, energy, recycling (reduce/reuse/recycle son!), pretty parks to visit and making going green something awesome to do!

This really is a fantastic read to share. With scripture sprinkled throughout, young girls will have a deeper understanding of what it all means and how to have fun living it out!

Any of you reader friends nature buffs like me? And please tell me there’s someone else out there who didn’t bond with chemistry!! 😉

Where to buy: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Christian Books

(Thank you Zondervan for the copy in exchange for my honest review!)

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  • Juju at Tales of

    This sounds awesome. I want to raise an earthy girl.

    • Jamie

      I can’t wait to share this with my nieces!!