So, what’s the book all about? For the most part, This Book Was a Tree is a book for grownups (with or without kids) who feel disconnected with the outside world. The book offers the opportunity to become reacquainted with the Earth—to look at the world with fresh eyes. The book issues a call for a new era of pioneers—not leathery, backwoods deerskin-wearing salt pork and hominy pioneers, but strong-minded, clever, crafty, mudpie-making, fort-building individuals committed to examining the natural world and deciphering nature’s perplexing puzzles.
Each chapter introduces a principle for reconnecting with the natural world, from learning to be still to understanding the importance of getting dirty. Engaged in hands-on creative activities, you will discover new ways to reanimate everyday life. With a mix of science and hands-on crafts and activities, the book will encourage you to brainstorm, imagine, and understand the world as an inventive scientist—to touch, collect, document, sketch, decode, analyze, experiment, unravel, interpret, compare, and reflect. This Book Was a Tree will inspire lasting change in your environmental awareness—one step, one action, one word at a time.
It’s coming soon. But not until April 1st. You will just have to preorder it and patiently wait. In anticipation of the book’s arrival, click on the book cover below to see the official book trailer. You can watch it ad nauseam until then. I’ll be working behind the scenes–setting up book events, working on a new author website–and will provide updates along the way.