One thing that surprises me is hearing adults tell us that children as young as five years old enjoy Escarpment Views and look forward to each issue. Even boys. I say “even boys” because apparently boys are much more reluctant readers than girls. And we hear in other media that kids in general aren’t interested in reading. Yet they read Escarpment Views. Hmmm.
We didn’t intend to publish a magazine for children. Indeed, I wouldn’t have the foggiest idea how to do that. We just try to publish the best and most interesting features from the Niagara Escarpment that we can. If children like them, that’s great. They must be clever, enlightened children! It seems appropriate, therefore, to mention the children’s book A Farewell to Featherwagons.
This picture book written by Beckie Jas, richly illustrated with artwork by Brandon Koepke, is about Barn Owls who drive a “featherwagon” as many other birds do, to the point that there are too many on the road and air quality is negatively effected. Then they experience the signs of climate change until they come up with a natural solution.
In addition to the story, there are lists of interesting facts, human solutions and “seeking” activities to share with little readers. You can get a copy of this fun book by calling 1-866-442-5866 or download a FREE book!
And let us know if any kids you know enjoy reading Escarpment Views, and more importantly, why.