Through friendship with nature, Mr. Green Pony and his companions
take magical adventures as they learn how to be kind, brave and green.
Children will discover how much the Earth loves them and how much they love the Earth!
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MEET THE CHARACTERS
MR. GREEN PONY & MAYA
A wise and humble horse, Mr. Green Pony was raised by the trees (how he became green). He meets a little girl, Maya, and together they make new friends & have magical adventures. Mr. Green Pony is patient, grateful, encouraging and the most lovable pony a child could ever have.
A curious, playful child, Maya welcomes Mr. Green Pony into her world when no one else will. She is helpful and enthusiastic and learns to respect her feelings. She discovers how much the Earth loves her and how much she loves the Earth! (Child is image free so all children can relate no matter their race, color or ethnicity.)
Illustrations by Patricia Lamas
A silly and sometimes naughty chameleon, Egor adds some fun to the stories. Although, he can become easily discouraged, Egor learns to be brave and use his imagination to conquer his negativity. He learns to be BRAVE and KIND.
THE PRINCESS SNAKE
This royal reptile is resourceful and eager to help out. She sometimes likes to be alone in her castle but often leads the others on nature adventures.
THE ORIGINS OF MR. GREEN PONY
One day, when my 2 year old granddaughter declined all her books, I began to make up a story about a green pony that lived on her farm. She was mesmerized and started playing along!
The stories are inspired by little miracles I witness in nature and the photos that capture them! I write them with hope that our children will explore the magic of the earth.
I have written over 15 stories and recorded with fun sound effects,
unique voices, and, a little song at the end of each one!
CHILDREN LOVE IT!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lisa Venable (a.k.a. "Grammy Lisa") has been teaching, counseling and writing for over 25 years. She is committed to both the well-being of children and nature.
Lisa is an author, psychotherapist and Early Childhood Screen-Time Specialist in Minnetonka, MN. She holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychotherapy and a bachelor’s in child development. Lisa served as an early childhood advocate to the MN Legislature and an instructor at the Adler Graduate School of Counseling.
Be Kind, Be Brave, Be Green!
Kindness helps kids to share, get along better with others and
be more successful as adults.
Self kindness helps children believe in themselves and see mistakes as simply something to learn from.