Thursday, March 18, 2010

Bag in the Wind by Ted Kooser Illus Barry Root

I came across this beautiful book that has been recently published and was immediately drawn to its illustrations. I also loved the title.

Bag in the Wind by Ted Kooser (former poet laureate) & illus by Barry Root is the story of a plastic bag that flies away from a landfill and the places it lands.

Barry Root's soft illustrations perfectly match the beautiful words of Ted Kooser. They illustrations enhance the words and make this a very visual book. For example the line that says: A perfectly good bag, the color of the skin of a yellow onion, with two holes with handles ~ is such a wonderfully descriptive line, simple but vivid.

Haven't we all seen plastic or paper bags floating through the air. I know I have always wondered where it is going and where it has been. Now I know.

This is a great book that talks about reusing and recycling with out being too heavy handed. It is a soft sell that makes us think. I think it is perfect for young children as well as older to help them understand how everything in the world eventually connects together.

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