“Funny . . . offbeat . . . a rebel, 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 Only a Plant is an illustrated children’s book about marijuana. It follows the journey of a young girl as she learns concerning the plant from a diverse cast of characters including her parents, a local farmer, a physician, and a police officer.
Marijuana can also be hard to discuss. 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 also be more frightening than educational, blaming pot for the whole lot from teenage pregnancy to terrorism. A child’s first awareness of drugs will have to come from a better source.
It’s Only a Plant is a book for parents who need to discuss the complexities of pot in a thoughtful, fact-oriented manner.
NOTE: THIS BOOK DOES NOT ADVOCATE DRUG/MARIJUANA USE.
My name is Petey Wheatstraw, also known as Charles Stevens. I’m an avid marijuana smoker, writer, devoted father and non-profit minion– not necessarily in that order. A Chicago native I’ve lived off and on in the Bay Area since 1996. Seven years ago I finally settled here to capture the changing face of our communities.