There are so many things I love about this book. First, the story about an incredible woman who used her vision and intelligence to start an enterprise that teaches young woman so many skills. Then the way the story is told by a very gifted writer. And to top it off, the illustrations are beautiful. This books transcends age and gender and race, it will appeal to any audience, and can be used with young children to teach them early the importance of recylcling and protecting our environment everywhere.