Children naturally love animals. This story speaks to their hearts and reminds them why litter hurts.
Children naturally love animals. This story speaks to their hearts and reminds them why litter hurts. Read more
About this project
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:
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:
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:*
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.
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