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The Reading Corner, a Northern Kenya Conservation Clubs project, engages children with active storytelling. Uno’s Garden by Graeme Base tells the tale of a growing city, and how the enlargement of the city decreases the natural world surrounding it. Uno’s Garden demonstrates that it is important to be cautious when developing new cities for the growing human population. It is hard to keep a balance between humans and nature, but humans have to respect what is already in the world. At the end of the story the reader asks comprehension questions for the students to think about. This story connects to the lessons in the curriculum under https://www.mpalalive.org/classroom, about the environment and the human-wildlife connection. Specifically, Uno’s Garden connects to Unit 1: Lesson 4: How Habitats Change, and Unit 5: Lesson 5: Extension 4: More or Less Game.