Sticks and Stones a recycling parable

Sticks and Stones a recycling parable

Sticks and Stones a recycling parable

Published: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 01:37 PM.

“Sticks and Stones,” the first book by Eastpoint businessman and resident Jarrett Woolever, is an imaginative and beautifully illustrated parable about environmental stewardship.

Woolever both wrote and illustrated the story and his watercolor paintings are a perfect fit for this tale of how science can serve the world by solving environmental problems.

When the residents of Apple Island allow industry to foul their home and litter it with stacks of rubbish, good King Oak, under direction of Queen Elma, travels across the water by air to lend a hand.

He and Twiggy, his chief of staff, are sidetracked by a junkyard dog named Isis . It appears that the rescue mission has failed until Isis introduces the royal visitor to two children who explain the problems of Apple Island perfectly.

Inspired by the youngsters’ dilemma, King Oak mobilizes the scientific resources of his Twigville Kingdom to bring about a green revolution on Apple Island and save the day.

Targeting kids age 8 and younger, this is a story with an important lesson even a 5-year old can understand with fetching, lively characters that even an 85-year-old can enjoy. - By LOIS SWOBODA

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