Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt suffered from severe asthma as a child, but he was determined to become stronger. He loved going on adventures and loved the outdoors. As president, he went camping in the wilds of Yosemite with John Muir, which strengthened his desire to preserve our nation’s most beautiful spaces. In his lifetime, Roosevelt designated national parks and established national monuments, national forests, bird reserves, and national game reserves, along with the US Forest Service. Kate Coombs’ engaging narrative and Seth Lucas’ captivating art teach young readers about this inspiring conservationist and former president, encouraging little naturalists to Be Kind and Be Adventurous.
Kate Coombs has written several books for children, including the award winning poetry collection Water Sings Blue and most recently Goodnight Mr. Darcy. A former teacher of every grade from kindergarten through college, Kate makes her home in Utah.
Seth Lucas is an illustrator and designer with a BFA in graphic design. He is the co-creator of Ello There Outdoors selling prints and accessories supporting the National Parks and outdoors. He lives in Indianapolis, Indiana, with his wife and daughter.
Gibbs Smith is a respected, independent publisher and distributor. Organized as a B Corp, they are environmentally conscious and strive to improve literacy opportunities for individuals and families.