Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Who Will Save My Planet by Maria Cristina Urrutia
I picked up WHO WILL SAVE MY PLANET by Maria Cristina Urrutia at Cover to Cover. It is a wordless book and the story it tells is a serious one. This is a small book filled with photos of our world. The photographer uses two page spreads to show us the depth of the problems--how the Earth has become ruined. In each two page spread, Urrutia shows two intense photos. One shows the problem--a forest of trees chopped down, an animal in a cage, etc. The other side of each spread shows a connected picture--showing how things should be if we take care of things. There is not one word in this book but the photographs tell a powerful story of where we are in taking care of our world.
I picked this up for many reasons--I am always looking for wordless books because I think they are great to begin talk around ideas. I also thought this would be a great conversation starter around visual literacy, how to read images, etc. This book has lots of possibilities.