Picture Book Review: Scrap Metal Swan

Scrap Metal Swan by Joanne Linden

Scrap Metal Swan
by Joanne Linden (Goodreads Author)

4 out of 5 stars

The people of the town gather to help clean up the river. They pull trash and old junk out of the water, recycling most of it. An artist takes some of the scrap metal for a special project; she will sculpt a beautiful statue of a swan from all the old bits of scrap metal! When the artist unveils the lovely swan, other artists get inspired to do the same. Soon the park has many lovely statues made from old repurposed junk. The river is clean, and the townspeople are proud of their new statue park.

I loved the positive messages in this book! It’s so inspiring to read about these people who took something old and dirty and made it new again. It’s based on a true story as well!

At the back of the book, there is a section that talks about the real swan statue, different types of artists, and a few little crafts that you can try at home. You can reuse lots of household things for fun crafts instead of throwing them in the trash.

The art work is really cute, but I didn’t always like the color scheme of the pages. Most of the pages are really lovely, and I like the texture of the mixed media art. But sometimes I was not a fan of the colors or a few particular designs. Some of the papers and textures looked sort of mismatched. However, it’s still enjoyable and interesting!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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