Book Regrows into Tree After Being Read
After you read Pequeno Editor's Tree Book Tree, you can plant it into the earth and watch it grow
The Tree Book Tree program produces beautiful children’s books that can grow into trees: “A book that returns to nature what it took from it.” Pequeno Editor, a children’s book publishing company in Argentina, partnered with FCB Buenos Aires to create the first book, launched in March 2015.
It’s a charming picture book aimed for eight to 12-year-olds (and appropriate for adults), titled Mi Papá Estuvo en la Selva (My Father Was In the Jungle), written and illustrated by Gusti and Anne Decis. A boy narrates the story of his father’s adventures in an Ecuadorian jungle. Based on a real story, the tale should inspire readers to consider the destruction of natural habitats and preserving the life around them.
The picture book is made out of acid-free paper, silk-screened and printed with ecological ink, and hand-stitched and bound. Jacaranda seeds are carefully sown into the pages to help it grow. In Argentina, bookstores display the picture book planted and germinating in store windows.