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Garbage Collectors (In My Neighborhood) Paperback – April 1, 1991


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Series: In My Neighborhood
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press (April 1, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1550748262
  • ISBN-13: 978-1550748260
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 6 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,235,371 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 3AA book that applauds the work of garbage collectors, showing young readers the importance of this job. Sam, who picks up the trash, and Mabel, who drives the truck, are smiling and friendly to the children and adults of the neighborhood. The text focuses on several main concepts and outlines the problems that garbage creates. The process that it passes through from the can out on the street to the dump is described in an easy-to-understand format. The three R's of recycling (reduce, reuse, and recycle) are explained and illustrated with examples to which children can relate. The importance of safe disposal of hazardous waste is touched upon. The idea that the garbage we all create doesn't just disappear, but needs to be dealt with in an appropriate manner comes through on every page. New vocabulary is easily understood in context. A good choice for units on recycling, introducing jobs and careers, and community helpers.AStephani Hutchinson, Pioneer Elementary School, Sunnyside, WA
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Kirkus Reviews

In an entry in the In My Neighborhood series, garbage collectors Sam and Mabel answer children's questions about their work as they complete their daily route. It's no simple pick-up; readers will be surprised to learn how garbage is separated for recycling, taken to a transfer station, and compacted for storage in landfills. A discussion of the three RsReduce, Reuse, and Recycleemphasizes the role that children can play in caring for the environment and gives simple examples of conservation efforts. Cartoon-like illustrations, several offering a wide-angle overhead perspective of Sam and Mabel's truck as it rolls along its route, add a humorous touch to a serious topic. This is an informative yet light-handed treatment of the important job of workers who make daily contributions to community health and safety. (Picture book. 3-7) -- Copyright ©1998, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 23, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Our TODDLER boys love this hard to find book , If you have a child into GARBAGE trucks , GET THIS BOOK....check out the BRUDER GARBAGE TRUCKS also sold here on AMAZON.COM , Our boys love those too !
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth on November 22, 2007
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I am a speech pathologist and I work with a little boy who loves recycling and garbage trucks. He loved this book because it showed all the steps about garbage collection and made it interesting and fun. When we paired the book with a toy garbage truck it was even better! This book is a little longer than the other two garbage books I purchased and is for a child who can listen to a story and pay more attention to text. It is more advanced than Trashy Town which is also a darling book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Elsner on August 19, 2006
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Great book for children who really love to watch the garbage trucks collect trash in their neighborhood. Our 3 year old grandson loves this book!
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By V. Rice on July 12, 2009
Format: Paperback
I bought this book for my 4 year old grandson, and gave it to him for his birthday. He loves all things trash! We're read it several times, and he really likes the story, the explanations and the pictures. If your little one is into garbage trucks, this is a great book! Not too big, perfect for a quick read before bed time.
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