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Charlie and Lola: We Are Extremely Very Good Recyclers Hardcover – March 5, 2009


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 5 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
  • Series: Charlie and Lola
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Dial (March 5, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0803733356
  • ISBN-13: 978-0803733350
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 0.4 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #535,829 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Lauren Child is so good it's exhilarating Independent --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Lauren Child lives in London, England.

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Lauren Child is the multi-talented prize-winning creator of the characters Charlie and Lola, Clarice Bean and Hubert Horatio Bobton-Trent. She has won the Smarties Gold Award, Smarties Bronze Award, Kate Greenaway Medal and been shortlisted for the Children's Book of the Year at the British Book Awards. Lauren lives in London.



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Format: Hardcover
Charlie's little sister Lola decided she was going to get rid of all her junk and had an armful to throw in a box. She was going to clean up all those old "things" that were cluttering up her room. Lola got the idea when they went over to Marv's house and were "dared" to go into his brother Marty's disgusting, "complete pigsty." When they took a peek inside they not only were hit with a yucky, stinky smell, but were yelled at on top of it all. "Get out of my room! ... NOW! Not a problem. They ran like crazy because no one wants to be around a barfy place like that!

Lola was going to throw everything out, but Charlie suggested she recycle it. "Bicycle it?" Nah, recycle. He told her about the process and said, "if we don't use things again, in the end we will just run out of everything." Lola read about a contest. If the school collected "a hundred of each thing" like tin cans, plastic and paper they would win a tree to plant. She unfolded the paper "tree counter." Charlie told her that "Every time you collect something to recycle you can stick a lead onto a branch." When the tree was full they would get a REAL tree to plant. The tree counter was almost complete, but needed a few more leaves. Now where to you think they found more junk for their collection? Pee yew!

This is a simple book with a powerful message on the importance of environmental responsibility. The mixed media art work includes a stunning page with the wide-eyed children standing at the bottom of a mound of garbage bags 'n junk. The comic characters may not appeal to all, but the story line is clever, clear and important. This would be an excellent book to read in a homeschool or classroom setting and actually carry out the project and set up a "tree counter." And, as it says on the bookplate in the book I'm reading, "With a twinkle in your eye and a song in your heart, always remember to do your part!"
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Yana V. Rodgers on March 14, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Lola, a habitual pack rat, had a sudden urge to clean out her room upon seeing and smelling the pigsty that her friend's older brother lived in. Charlie, her older brother, cautioned her to think about the environment by recycling her old things rather than simply throwing them all away. Join Lola in learning from Charlie how the recycling process can turn old paper scraps into different types of new paper and packaging, and which types of materials can be sorted and collected for recycling. With its well-known characters, amusing plot twists, and pull-out poster, this satisfying book will help inform children about the importance of recycling and give them an incentive to start themselves.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Eco Mama's Guide To Living Green on February 18, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Charlie and Lola are my favorite animated characters of my son's generation. They are funny and intelligent and interesting to look at with their multi textured multi media graphics and unique appearance. They are also excellent role models.

Charlie teaches his little sister Lola why and how to recycle after she sees a friend's room who's a bit of a hoarder and vows never to have such a messy room. The whole thing evolves into a school project and recycling competition to earn a tree for the school.

This books makes recycling fun and explains why it's necessary. Kids love to feel they're doing something worthwhile and this message empowers them to be proactive and make a difference.
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful By M. Heiss on April 29, 2013
Format: Hardcover
It's not quite sporting to mislead and manipulate kids like this. (Cute illustrations, though.)

The world will not be buried under a massive huge pile of garbage. We are nowhere near landfill capacity and to describe this problem as dire is simply wrong.

The world is not running out of resources. The world has MORE oil reserves, commodities, forests, arable land and drinkable water in 2013 than it did 4 decades ago. Because humans are good stewards.

Per the suggestions in this book, recycling old paper has environmental costs and does considerable damage. Same for most plastics. In most cases, it is better (environmentally) to bury these items in a landfill than it is to wastefully use resources recycling them.

Garbage is a fascinating topic. For a very readable book about garbage, try "Rubbish" Rubbish!: The Archaeology of Garbage -- for grown-ups. Most of what goes into childrens' books about recycling is precisely very awful wrongness. Rubbish, in fact. For kids, try this fun deck of Garbage facts: Talking Trash: Everything You Need to Know About Garbage, from Rot to Recycling Knowledge Cards Deck "Talking Trash"
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