The Extraordinary Book That Eats Itself by Susan Hayes – Book Review

The Extraordinary Book That Eats Itself by Susan Hayes – Book Review

The Extraordinary Book That Eats Itself

The Extraordinary Book That Eats Itself

Author – Susan Hayes & Penny Arlon
Illustrator – Pintachan
Publisher – Red Shed
Pages – 64
Released – 4th February 2021
ISBN-13 – 978-0755502080
Format – paperback
Rating – 5 Stars
I received a free copy of this book.
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Read it, do it, save it! Every page turns into an eco project that helps you save the planet and recycles the book.

A lot of small everyday actions can make a big difference. With over 30 eco projects, this is the perfect gift for inspiring the next generation of Greta Thunbergs and David Attenboroughs.

Every morsel is reusable or recyclable, even the cover! Plastic-free gift bags, bug hotel ‘rooms’, apple seed planters and eco-friendly glue are just some of the brilliant, family friendly activities in the book.

This inspiring, inventive and creative approach to environmental issues will keep children busy for AGES!

Review by Stacey

I don’t think I have ever seen a book like The Extraordinary Book That Eats Itself. Yes, I have read books that are about recycling, reusing, reducing, etc, but this book goes a step further in that it contains amazing activities for children to complete by using the book itself as part of the projects.

Within this sixty-four-page book that has been carefully and beautifully illustrated, are thirty family-friendly activities to keep children occupied, interested and happy.

The projects include building a wormery and using the same page that teaches you how to make it as the wormery cover. A section on Teaching children about light pollution and the opposite side are messages to cut out and to pass on to their friends about how light pollution is dangerous for animals. At the back is information on how to make eco-friendly glue that can be used on the badges that can be cut out on the previous page. These are just a few of the many, many activities.

The projects are completely varied, some are quick, simple, and only the page in the book is needed, others need a few other items to complete them. Then there are those that are about getting out and about (when we can), such as using the bike or hiking instead of taking the car, or going on an eco-friendly picnic. There are even a few recipes inside too.

I loved this book. It is fun, it is educational, and I can see children enjoying that they get to destroy the book they have just read to complete their projects.

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8 Responses

  1. DJ Sakata says:

    This sounds clever and full of fun projects. You find the coolest stuff!

  2. This would be a fun thing for the next, upcoming Earth Day!

  3. This is for sure on my TBR! I keep seeing it around.

  4. vidya says:

    oh this is definitely one I want!! thanks for the intro

  5. Glad you like the sound of it.

  6. It is a wonderful, unusual book.

  7. I agree it would be amazing for Earth Day.

  8. It really is. Thanks.