Created: 6th July, 2022

Eco Girl

Author: Ken Wilson-Max
Illustrator: Ken Wilson-Max
Publisher: Otter-Barry Books

Eve, a little girl who lives on the edge of a forest with her family, loves trees more than anything. On her birthday, her grandmother gifts her her very own Baobab tree shoot to look after, in this quietly revolutionary tale of family, future, and looking after our world.

The book references the interconnectivity of the natural world, and the links between people and trees - Eve's family refers to her as "little sprout" and "sapling", and she learns to stand tall and have patience, like her beloved and long-lived Baobab tree. It also alludes to new scientific research revealing that trees 'talk' to one another, and closes with a tree- and environmentally-themed fact file.