“Will You Help Me?”
Isidora and Julian, playing in the Chilean ocean, hear a plaintive cry—a sea lion is tangled in an abandoned fishing net. They free their ocean friend then consider what to do with the net. With the help of a bird building its nest, they recycle it into something useful again, something better than new.
Presented in both English and Spanish, Better Than New: A Recycle Tale/Mejor que Nuevo: Un cuenta de reciclaje is an inspiring story that presents children with a problem and shows how they find the solution, while teaching about the dangers of ocean pollution and encouraging a healthy relationship with the natural world.
Isidora y Julián, jugando en el océano chileno, escuchan un llanto lastimero: un león marino está enredado en una red de pesca abandonada. Liberan a su amigo del océano y luego consideran qué hacer con la red. Con la ayuda de un pájaro que construye su nido, lo reciclan en algo útil nuevamente, algo mejor que nuevo.
Presentado tanto en inglés como en español, Mejor que Nuevo: Un cuenta de reciclaje / Better than New: A Recycle Tale es una historia inspiradora que presenta a los niños un problema y muestra cómo encuentran la solución, mientras les enseñan sobre los peligros de la contaminación del océano y Fomentar una relación sana con el mundo natural.
Better Than New: A Recycle Tale/Mejor Que Nuevo: Un Cuento de Reciclaje (by Robert Broder)
“Will You Help Me?”
About the Author
Robert Broder is a children’s book author and founding publisher of Ripple Grove Press. He is the writer of Patagonia’s first picture book titled Better Than New. Other books include Crow & Snow (Simon and Schuster) and Our Shed (Little Bigfoot) which received a Kirkus Starred Review. He lives in Vermont near Lake Champlain, with his wife, daughter, two cats and a very old dog. He likes to drink coffee and go for a run just before the sun comes up. RobertBroder.com
About the Illustrator
Based in New York City, Lake Buckley is a native Californian who works as a director, creative director and illustrator. Her relationship with Patagonia began in 2013 when she received an environmental grant to bike cross-country researching female-owned farms. Since then, she has been grateful to have Patagonia as a client in addition to Google, MIT, Nest, Instagram, YouTube, TEDx, SAP, Walmart, Bureo, and MTV. Her work has been a Vimeo Staff Pick, has won a Gold SPD award, and has been featured in Nowness, Sundance Film Festival, Walker Art Center, and in the permanent collection of the National Museum of Norway. She taught at Rhode Island School of Design and spoke at Princeton’s annual design conference. Her work is stylistically versatile, always aiming to find the most effective visual expression for an idea.
Discusses the dangers of ocean pollution, the benefits of recycling, and what children can do to help heal the Earth
44 pages, printed full-color throughout, original illustrations; 10 3/4" X 8 1/2"
Published by Patagonia
Country of Origin
Made in USA.
454 g (16 oz)
Printed on 100% postconsumer recycled paper