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    It's Just a Plant: A Children's Story about Marijuana (Hardback) By (author) Ricardo Cortes, Illustrated by Ricardo Cortes

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    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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    Title
    It's Just a Plant
    Subtitle
    A Children's Story about Marijuana
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ricardo Cortes, Illustrated by Ricardo Cortes
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 48
    Width: 206 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781617751868
    ISBN 10: 1617751863
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: FXX
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.1
    BIC E4L: GEN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12000
    Libri: I-CI
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    BIC subject category V2: YF
    DC22: E
    B&T General Subject: 212
    B&T Book Type: EF
    BIC subject category V2: YXJ
    Ingram Subject Code: CI
    BISAC V2.8: JUV039040
    DC21: 362.295
    BISAC V2.8: JUV013000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PZ7.C81682 IT 2011
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations
    Publisher
    AKASHIC BOOKS
    Imprint name
    AKASHIC BOOKS
    Publication date
    05 February 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Brooklyn, NY
    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.