Review By JESSICA ALMY
I love Carin Berger’s style. From the playful to the contemplative, her children’s book illustrations never fail to delight me. And so it was with great enthusiasm that I dove into OK Go, a picture book for young children with an eco twist.
Using sparse words and collages made of found materials, this book contrasts a carbon-based lifestyle, consisting of bumper to bumper vehicles spurting fumes, with one that’s a little more green. Although the former is full of energy and humor — “Go! Go! Go!” — kids will appreciate the reminders about how we can all be a little more mindful of the environment, with a particular emphasis on transportation. “Catch a ride, Clyde. Roller-skate, Kate. Ride a bike, Mike and Ike.”
The last page includes additional suggestions for recycling and reusing everyday items, as well as a list of further reading on how kids can take care of the environment, including Where Does the Garbage Go? and Recycle! A Handbook for Kids.