Sandys Incredible Shrinking Footprint

by Femida Handy

Second Story Press | March 1, 2010 | Hardcover

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Sandy is visiting her grandfather, who lives near the beach. She and her dog Pepper are taking a walk on the beach when they come across a pile of garbage left by people who were having a bonfire. Sandy is upset. Along comes an old woman whom Sandy knows as “the garbage lady”, Sandy is a bit afraid of her but she soon realizes that she is friendly. The woman tells Sandy that she should “think about her footprint” and introduces her to the idea of her eco footprint and the responsibility she has to shrink it. Sandy is impressed with this idea and she runs home to tell her mother and grandfather about it.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 24 pages, 8.85 × 8.85 × 0.31 in

Published: March 1, 2010

Publisher: Second Story Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1897187696

ISBN - 13: 9781897187692

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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Sandys Incredible Shrinking Footprint

Sandys Incredible Shrinking Footprint

by Femida Handy

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 24 pages, 8.85 × 8.85 × 0.31 in

Published: March 1, 2010

Publisher: Second Story Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1897187696

ISBN - 13: 9781897187692

From the Publisher

Sandy is visiting her grandfather, who lives near the beach. She and her dog Pepper are taking a walk on the beach when they come across a pile of garbage left by people who were having a bonfire. Sandy is upset. Along comes an old woman whom Sandy knows as “the garbage lady”, Sandy is a bit afraid of her but she soon realizes that she is friendly. The woman tells Sandy that she should “think about her footprint” and introduces her to the idea of her eco footprint and the responsibility she has to shrink it. Sandy is impressed with this idea and she runs home to tell her mother and grandfather about it.

About the Author

FERMIDA HANDY, a professor of Environmental Studies, began using the term “ecological footprint” in the 1990s. She realized how easily the idea could be taught to children after making up stories for her own children using the idea of footprints on the beach. She is both a professor at York University and at the University of Pennsylvania.

CAROLE CARPENTER established the world’s first Children’s Studies program in 2006 at York University in Toronto. The program aims to teach people how to listen to children, to learn from them and to work in their best interests. Carole continues as a professor and coordinator of the pioneering program in Toronto, where she makes her home.

ADRIANNA STEELE-CARD has her own unique form of collage art. She has chosen to use materials that are a combination of natural and recycled items, highlighted by paints and fibers. If you look closely you will find a host of surprising materials in her art. She lives and works in the woods of Lanark Highlands, Ontario.

ADRIANNA STEELE-CARD has her own unique form of collage art. She has chosen to use materials that are a combination of natural and recycled items, highlighted by paints and fibers. If you look closely you will find a host of surprising materials in her art. She lives and works in the woods of Lanark Highlands, Ontario.

Editorial Reviews

...introduces the "footprint" concept...This cheerfully didactic tale is more concerned with behaviour than explanation, but among preschoolers it might make a good precursor to The Smash! Smash! Truck. It has the further credential of upholding its own values: all the illustrations are made from recycled and natural materials.

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5