Text and Illustrations by: Margaret Cecconet
- ISBN No.: 978-0-9783316-0-3
- Age Range: 5-8 years
- Grade Range: Grades K-3
- Price: $14.95 Canadian
- Trim Size: 10 in. x 8 in.
- Trade Paperback: 32 pages on FSC Certified Papers
- Printed in Canada
From the Publisher:
Did you know that – It takes about fifty leaves to make enough food for one apple to grow to its full size? That commercial apple growers plant trees using a 2000 year old process called grafting?
Good Messages can come in the form of a story. And for the sake of our environment and the future of our children, we need one right now. This is such a book! It integrates a bit of science and reality into a simple story of APPLE and his journey from the orchard. It introduces children to a glimpse of nature and the 3Rs that we long to teach them in our own environmental effort. With colorful illustrations, they will follow the adventure of APPLE from his days in the orchard and find out for themselves why he ended up where he was.
From the Jacket:
Follow APPLE and his journey from the orchard in this beautifully illustrated picture book, that will inspire our children and help them understand how
they can in their own small way help Mother Nature.
Book Reviews and Testimonials
“An interesting story about Apple and what happens to him once he’s plucked from a tree. Go on a journey with Apple and discover ways to help Apple live on.
Instead of discarding him in the trash, composting is what this author encourages, as well as planting seeds to grow trees that will create more delicious
sweet apples! With bright illustrations, this story is both entertaining and educational.”
– Wee Ones Magazine
“Thank you very much for sending me a copy of Whatever Happened to APPLE?. It’s charming! I certainly commend your efforts to teach children about environmental awareness
and I wish you all the best with your future publishing efforts.”
– Margaret Atwood
Author, Novelist, Poet and Social Campaigner
“I truly enjoyed every moment of this tale. Whatever Happened to Apple? is a lively journey of one apple from its conception to what happens – or should happen
– to its remains. Apple is a happy little creation, growing in a beautiful orchard filled with ripening fruits. Soon he is picked and placed on display where he
is eventually purchased. The family brings him home and sets him on the counter for days… and days. Finally his fate arrives and his spirit soars, for his destiny
to nourish someone was fulfilled. However, he becomes very, very sad when the child throws him into the trash bin rather than the compost pile!”
The illustrations were created by the author, Margaret Cecconet, and I was touched by how simple yet lovely and educational they were. Every page is filled with
illustrations that look to be done in pencil crayon and crayons were truly artistic. I thought it was a perfect touch to provide educational information at the end
about composting process and a landfill’s composition. The book closes with Author’s Notes, information about the author, simple steps to backyard composting that
the reader can easily employ and a short list of American and Canadian resources and links for those who would like to learn more about the concept of organic waste management.
I encourage parents to pick up this book for their young ones – it’s never too early to teach conscious living ideals. What Ever Happened to Apple? was published
and printed in Canada on 100% recycled paper. I applaud the publishing practices the author has chosen for her exceptional children’s book. Without hesitation,
I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.”
– Lillian Brummet
Co-host of Conscious Discussions Radio Talk Show