“The offbeat presentation will undoubtedly initiate interest among older readers, and the fanciful collages (made from recycled materials) will have artistic readers poring over the pages. A classy book that will have multiple uses in a variety of settings.” (School Library Journal (starred review))
“Berger’s playful take on going green introduces the simple changes even wee ones can make to lighten the carbon load.” (ALA Booklist)
“This visual commentary on the fast pace of contemporary society and the environmental impact of cars and fossil fuels is powerful in its simplicity and accessibility.” (Kirkus Reviews)
About the Author
Carin Berger is an award-winning designer, artist, and creator of such picture books as The Little Yellow Leaf and A Perfect Day, among others. She assembled the dioramas, shadow boxes, and cut-paper collages in this book from ephemera—catalogues, old books, receipts, letters, and ticket stubs—as well as cigar boxes. Carin Berger lives in New York City.