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Jeannie Baker’s book window, is simple and smart. It’s got thirteen images and no words
I think it’s one of the most powerful environmental books that I’ve ever ‘read’.
Her window is a view. It could be from any window, any where.
The images are collage constructions. They are moving, thought provoking and smart.
There’s a garden or field outside the window, intended and untouched. In each image the view gradually changes.
There are people looking out. A family growing up and changing. They change as the view changes, they grow as the world outside shrinks.
More houses appear and developments. A city appears. Then the people, now grown up, move house.
It’s always reminded me of the Joni Mitchell song Yellow Taxi. They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.
That’s what happens.
If you want to talk about the environment with children this is the book for you. It’s tremendous.
Have you read any books that really helped you think about environmental issues?
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