Where have all the trees gone? Lincoln architectural firm release children’s book on sustainability


A children’s book written by Kate Plumb and illustrated by Barbara Griffin, of Lincoln-based SPROUTBOX, has, in two days of its release, reached number 9 on the free children’s Ebooks chart on Amazon.

Aiming to raise awareness of the importance of sustainability, Where have all the trees gone? is a touching tale about the environment and the how we are interrelated with it.

The story begins in the middle of the night, in the middle of a city. And ends, in the middle of the night, in the middle of a forest.

Join Autumn, Blink, Pellet and Co on their journey of discovery, learning about the importance of trees in our cities.

There is a hunt for May our mischievous ladybird on every page, there’s even a trumping spider which will delight once found.

The Ebook, which is currently free, presents a story of leadership, and the collective strength of even the smallest of creatures against Treeminator.

A teaching aid has also been developed for the book, which is aimed at children between 6-11 years, for classroom discussion and workshop.

SPROUTBOX said: “Sustainability is at the heart of SPROUTBOX we understand that this needs to be taught at grassroots level. This is why we have developed our school programme. We look at the how sustainable living and architecture can exist together.

“Teaching children will have a huge impact for our Earth’s future. Let’s change habits for a lifetime, and for generations to come. We want to bring trees and wildlife back into the urban built environment.

“This is the first in a series of books teaching the importance of sustainability, in a fun and colourful book.”