Monday, July 9, 2012

12th July Paper Bag Day

On July 12, 1859, the paper bag manufacturing machine was patented by William Goodale in Massachusetts. The paper bag was a wonderful invention. It's useful for limitless purposes and makes a great craft item! It is back in vogue too since plastic bags have become so non grata. Below is a list of books, the first three have fun with paper bags and the other two warn of the dangers associated with plastic bags. All have much to offer a library collection.

1. The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch
2. The Paperbag Prince by Colin Thompson
3. The Night of the Paper Bag Monsters by Helen Craig
4. Bag in the Wind by Ted Kooser and Barry Root
5. Theo and the Giant Plastic Ball by The United Nations Environment Program

1 comment:

  1. The Night of the Paperbag monsters is an all time favourite book of mine! Helen Craig is such a talent. I also love her illustrations in Jam by Margaret Mahy. There are so many books about paper bags. Did you know there are also lots of books about cardboard boxes!