Rigsby is an award-winning children's book about litter. It teaches them early:
Through this story, kids gain a literal understanding about WHY litter is bad.
Rigsby shows direct examples of animals getting trapped by everyday litter. Kids leave the story remembering why they shouldn't litter -- as shown in this student's drawing:
Rigsby was adopted by Virginia DEQ and sent to elementary schools across Virginia in 2005. The original book was popular throughout Virginia and was featured in a few articles like this one:
Project Perspective: October 2003
Since then, I have revised it and prepare to distribute it nationally. The new edition is expanded with additional illustrations, durable covers, and is more earth friendly:
Rigsby is a rhyming story with vivid watercolor illustrations showing how the animals team up to overcome litter:
Children LOVE the story. Over 10,000 kids have heard or read the book. Many produced Rigsby plays, earned the Rigsby Scout Patch, or made cards and posters to email Rigsby:
By backing the book, you fund the printing of 1000 books making it available to more children. Plus, you'll receive some fun and useful rewards:*
The top tier is a great value. It offers 20 books for $100. This is a great opportunity for educators, parents, and organizations to get these books at cost.
As a side note, many people don't realize how few books there are about litter. We've seen plenty of PSA characters (think Woodsy) of national and local acclaim, but there are only a handful of books on shelves in libraries, classrooms, and homes that tell the story of harmful litter in a lasting way. I want Rigsby to be a book for children to experience and a tool for teachers to use in teaching environmental stewardship.
Thanks again and I hope you'll back this important book!
*Additional shipping rates are added to reward costs for international backers.