A Forest for Everyone
Everything goes well in nature until the day when a human, a woodcutter comes into the forest. He wants to build a house for himself and with that in mind, he winds up destroying the houses of the squirrel, the fox, the woodpecker, the hippo and other animals. But a flood ends up carrying his house away.
The animals lose their homes and are sad and the man loses his home and all his possessions in the flood. The animals have compassion for him and he realizes his mistake. He comes to realize in fact, that the forest is for everyone; for the squirrel, the fox, the woodpecker, the bear and for humans too.
This picture book is a unique combination of art forms which takes a look at environmentalism through the art of Origami in illustration, scene design, and photography that is able to narrate the story without prose. The group cooperation of the illustrator, Origamist, and photographer in creating this work is truly praiseworthy. The illustrations come to life and depict understanding that gets the reader thinking. When the woodcutter considers rebuilding his home, the animals in nature show him compassion, welcome him in and help him. The use of Origami in attractive, vibrant colors gives this book its distinctive character. 50 pages, B age-group suitable.