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The Flowerbed
The Flowerbed

The Flowerbed

Recycling Creatively with L.T.

By Tom Noll, Illustrated by Kimiyo Nishio

"Trash to Treasure"


40 Pages, 11.1 x 8.6

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book

Hardcover Picture Book, $17.99 (US $17.99) (CA $22.68)

Publication Date: October 2020

ISBN 9781939377661

Rights: WOR

Green Kids Press LLC (Oct 2020)

Not Yet Published. Estimated release date: October 2020


    Mother's Day is fast approaching, and L.T. is anxious to find a suitable gift. When he spots an old canopy bed in the local junkyard, L.T. thinks it's just the thing to give his mother the "flower bed" she has always wanted.  Little does he know how much work it will be to get it home and planted in time… let alone who will end up sleeping in it?     L.T. has become THE NEW RECYCLING HERO! The series is about his adventures in recycling creatively with its' colorful, whimsical illustrations, nostalgic look and inspiring messages reminding us all that... We Still Need to Recycle, Go Green, Be Environmentally Friendly and Help Save Our Planet...for our future generations. L.T. will inspire and empower young ones; by helping them to understand that everyday tasks like reducing waste, reusing, re-purposing things and recycling has a real positive effect in our lives and in the world.     This educational series will inspire young readers to rethink, reinvent, recreate, reuse and recycle in ways that are both practical and fun!

Author Biography

Tom Noll is a native of Somerset, Ohio and is an artist, sculptor, landscape designer, recycler and advocate for going green. He is well known in the Washington, DC metro area for his popular and imaginative White Bicycle Fence Art Installation at the Heart of Bloomingdale Park which he decorates for major holidays and becomes a tourist photo site. Tom has been featured at Book Expo America (BEA), American Librarian Association (ALA) Conventions and Green Festival and a popular featured reader at multiple events all over the Mid-Atlantic area. He is a requested author for visits to primary schools, local libraries, and special events for his storytelling abilities when doing readings and signings of his books as well as for his interactive puppet show with a Q&A afterwards.A graphic designer and illustrator based in sunny greater Los Angeles area, California, Kimiyo Nishio loves print design such as creating logos and packaging, but illustration has been her all-time favorite thing to do since she was a little girl. Regardless of what she creates, she is passionate about what she does and loves to inspire people by creating something that speaks to their heart.