Apr 22, 2009

BOOK IT: unexpected earth day read

unexpectedly, i read the most wonderful book today with my son, "joseph had a little overcoat." not only is it a caldecott award-winning story about upcycling + repurposing, it is also artful. 

illustrated by its author, simms taback, who used the mediums of watercolor, gouache, pencil, ink + collage to create an exceptionally art directed children's book.

(might i also add that joseph has a downright homey house!)

most importantly, it's never too early to start teaching our children to institute "best practices" to help conserve our natural resources + limit refuse: reduce water consumption; turn lights out; keep heat down; recycle; reuse; walk or bike + buy local.

so, book it! get your copy today. it's morally fulfilling. 

happy earth day!

(image credit: bn/book jacket)

1 comment:

Kim said...

Happy Earth Day chickee!

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