This environmentally-friendly book will revolutionize how you read
When a small Argentinean children's book publisher realized the need to teach youngsters about the environment in a more impactful way, they decided to take matters into their own hands. In an effort to reduce their country's carbon footprint — Argentina produces over 45 million pages of paper annually — they came up with "Mi Papa Estuvo en la Selva" which translates to "My Dad Was in the Jungle".
The short story follows a small family through their journey in the Ecuadorian rainforest, showcasing the importance of nature. But all moral messages aside, the biggest lesson learned by readers isn't in the plot, but in the literal book itself.
After you're done reading the tale, you can take the book and bury it in the ground. Lined with Jacarda seeds and ecological ink, the product is the first of its kind, letting readers plant it after its been read. Yes, that's right, the book will eventually grow into a tree.
It's a pretty incredible way to not only promote literacy in children, but show them the importance of giving back to Mother Nature. The notion is incredibly poignant in South America, where deforestation is a massive problem for the population and its ecological well-being.
The project proves to be pretty life-changing. If the publishing trend catches on, the concept will completely revolutionize how we read.
See the incredible process of the book coming full circle below:
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