Here’s a Book You Can Plant

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The book, germinating into a seedling. Pequeno Editor

Books are made from trees (obviously). Now there’s a book that you can plant, which, with luck and watering, will grow into tree.

Entitled Mi Papá Estuvo en la Selva (My Father Was in the Jungle), the book is made of “ecological” ink and acid-free paper, besides being embedded with seeds of jacaranda, a flowering tree found throughout Latin America. Pequeño Editor, the Argentinian company behind the book, says it’s aimed at children between the ages of 8 and 12 and is meant to inspire them to return the book to the earth after they are done reading it.

The point of the book, launched in cooperation with ad agency FCB Buenos Aires, is to show kids where books come from as well as encourage them “to consider the destruction of natural habitats and preserving the life around them,” according to the art and culture blog PSFK.com.

This appears to be the first plantable book of its kind. You can buy plantable paper (embedded with various seeds) from a company called Botanical Paperworks that can be used for wedding invitations, birth announcements, cards and the like.