Window

Jeannie Baker, Author Greenwillow Books $16 (32p) ISBN 978-0-688-08917-7
The creator of Where the Forest Meets the Sea offers another warning about the environment--somewhat didactically--in this wordless picture book. Each spread features the window of Sam's room, from which the reader can see the landscape being destroyed as Sam grows up--forest and animals are replaced by neighbors and houses, factories are built, graffiti is scribbled on walls and other problems indigenous to populous cities appear. At the end of the book Sam holds up his baby to a new window where the tree-filled landscape contains an ominous sign advertising a new subdivision. ``By the year 2020,'' Baker says in a concluding note, ``no wilderness will remain on our planet, outside that protected in national parks and reserves.'' Her distinctive collages are extraordinary in their complexity, but children will need an adult to explain how, ``by understanding and changing the way we personally affect the environment, we can make a difference.'' All ages. (Apr.)
Reviewed on: 04/01/1991
Release date: 04/01/1991
Prebound-Sewn - 978-0-606-02992-6
Paperback - 1 pages - 978-0-7445-9487-4
Paperback - 1 pages - 978-0-7445-9486-7
Library Binding - 32 pages - 978-0-688-08918-4
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