This storybook was created in the Spring of 2016 as my final senior project. Not only does it consist of a children's storybook that I wrote and illustrated myself, but it also includes a Parent Handbook with tips on teaching sustainability. The ideal way this book would be sold is as an active-learning kit that includes the book along with acorns and 'How to Plant an Acorn' directions. An Interactive app would also be available for parents and children to learn about the different kinds of trees, work on their cognitive abilities, and read the story digitally if desired.
This project was driven by my desire to integrate sustainable education for early childhood development. I have included my process for the entire project below, consisting of a thesis paper, additional research, plan of action, story ideas, character concepts, and more.