It's Just a Plant: A Children's Story about Marijuana

It's Just a Plant: A Children's Story about Marijuana


By (author) Ricardo Cortes, Illustrated by Ricardo Cortes

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  • Publisher: AKASHIC BOOKS
  • Format: Hardback | 48 pages
  • Dimensions: 204mm x 208mm x 12mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 5 February 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Brooklyn, NY
  • ISBN 10: 1617751863
  • ISBN 13: 9781617751868
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 911,492

Product description

"A delightful book . . . a glimpse of what enlightened drug education could be."--Andrew Weil, MD "Funny . . . offbeat . . . a riot, with a series of characters explaining the glory of cannabis to a young girl and her mother."--"New York Post" (3.5 out of 4 stars) "It's Just a Plant" is an illustrated children's book about marijuana. It follows the journey of a young girl as she learns about the plant from a diverse cast of characters including her parents, a local farmer, a doctor, and a police officer. Marijuana can be hard to talk about. Many parents have tried it, millions still use it, and most feel awkward about disclosing such histories (many duck the question), for fear that telling kids the truth might encourage them to experiment too. Meanwhile, the "drug facts" children learn in school can be more frightening than educational, blaming pot for everything from teenage pregnancy to terrorism. A child's first awareness of drugs should come from a better source. "It's Just a Plant" is a book for parents who want to discuss the complexities of pot in a thoughtful, fact-oriented manner. NOTE: THIS BOOK DOES NOT ADVOCATE DRUG/MARIJUANA USE.

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Author information

Ricardo Cortes is best known for illustrating the #1 "New York Times" best-selling classic "Go the F*** to Sleep," and the G-rated follow-up "Seriously, Just Go to Sleep." His most recent book is "A Secret History of Coffee, Coca & Cola," and his work has also been featured in "Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly, Village Voice, San Francisco Chronicle," and on CNN and FOX News. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.