Author Jack Jones with a couple of fans at a book signing event at the Carlton Hotel in NYC - photo: Hailey Wist

Author Jack Jones with a couple of fans at a book signing event at the Carlton Hotel in NYC – photo: Hailey Wist

Now more than ever, people are becoming more socially and environmentally conscious about their travels.

Hotels are implementing recycling programs, families are traveling to volunteer and are choosing to stay in eco-friendly accommodations.

It is never to soon for children to become socially aware about their travels, whether it is the San Diego Zoo or the real thing in Africa.

Chizi’s Tale is a new children’s book about an abandoned baby black rhinoceros in a Zimbabwe wildlife park. In this true story, park ranger Colin Wenham brings the baby rhino home to his wife and children until they can safely return him back to the wild.  Craziness ensues, as you would expect from this unexpected “pet,” but also a tremendous amount of tenderness and love.  ProductReview

Also inspiring is the author, Jack Jones, who penned the book at the tender age of 17 after visiting Africa many summers as a child. He decided to bring the Wenham’s story to life and has dedicated the proceeds of the book to the TUSK organization, a nonprofit that funds conservation, community development and environmental education programs across Africa.

Photo: Angela Tiffin, History Buff Mom

Photo: Angela Tiffin, History Buff Mom

The book will make children want to travel to Africa to see a black rhino or at least teach them about endangered species so they can better appreciate their next trip Animal Kingdom at Disney  At best it will encourage them to become more socially and environmentally conscious travelers.