Argentinian publishing house Pequeño Editor has created a delightful, hand-stitched children’s book that can be planted in the soil when the story is finished. The hand-stitched and bound book is made from acid-free paper and silk-screened with eco-friendly ink. Sewn into the pages are jacaranda seeds that will grow into trees when the book is planted. The book is part of a project called Tree Book Tree to help teach children about where books come from.
The book is titled “Mi Papá Estuvo en la Selva,” which means “My Dad Was in the Jungle,” and is a story about a rainforest – to help encourage an understanding of the need to preserve natural habitats.
All books come from trees, and now there is one that will go back to being one: a charming reminder of the environmental impact of books and the cycles of Mother Nature.