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The Adventures of an Aluminum Can: A Story About Recycling (Little Green Books) Paperback – May 5, 2009


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 6 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 1
  • Series: Little Green Books
  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Little Simon (May 5, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416972218
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416972211
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 7.8 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #96,103 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Alison Inches has written over 80 books for children, including a bestseller, Go to Bed, Fred! She is also the author In the Kitchen with Miss Piggy, The Candy Bar Cookbook: Baking with America's Favorite Candy and Designs and Doodles: A Muppet Sketchbook. Alison lives in California with her husband, Ric and their son, Hunter.

Mark Chambers has illustrated numerous international books and products. He graduated from the Lincoln School of Art and Design in the United Kingdom. Mark currently lives and works in London, England.

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It's a good book for children and they learn something too!
M. Castillo
The book itself is made from recycled papers and uses vegetable ink.
Joan
I recommend this book for 4-7 year old as a read aloud book.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Basil MacDougal on May 21, 2009
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I read The Adventures of Aluminum Can to a 5 year old boy. He was clearly uninterested. I loaned the book to two 8 year olds to read and they said it was a little dull.

Personally, I found the illustrations to be well done. The story, however, was a little troubling. You have a piece of animated aluminum, the main character...with no name. The author wants the reader to connect with the aluminum on a personal level, but that is hard to do since it doesn't even have a name.

The aluminum has made some diary entries (somehow) and this is how we follow his tale. Once extracted from the earth he eventually becomes a sheet of aluminum and then made into a fruit can. A girl (with no name) eats the fruit and then uses the can as a trophy for her baseball. He is so happy being a part of this little girl's life. Turn the page, and he is now in the back of an old truck headed to a sorting plant and then to a recycling plant. There, he is "shredded...melted."

He is made into another item. I don't want to spoil the ending, but let's just say that he is happy still. He is taken-in by another child where he hopes he "...don't get recycled for a long time."

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Laurie VINE VOICE on June 21, 2009
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I've been giving this book rave reviews to all of my friends and family with young children. The pictures are bright and guaranteed grab the attention of youngsters, while teaching the importance of and the steps taken in recycling aluminum, using terms that are not difficult for children to understand. Every household with young children should have a copy of this book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nia VINE VOICE on April 23, 2009
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Being about recycling and being made frm 100% recycled paper makes this quite the "Green" book. I actually learned something from the book, which I wasn't expecting. I didn't not know aluminum was made from bauxite rock or the process and chemicals required to make it what it is. It would be great book to use in a lesson on Earth Day. The illustrator did a great job on the fun, colorful picutres.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Beldini VINE VOICE on May 21, 2009
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Do you know those books that get passed out at field trips? The coloring books on healthy vegetables that grocery stores give out? Or the ones of how money gets made that banks used to hand out? That's how this feels -- small, unorginal, and very low budget. The subject may be important, but the book is dull.
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By Doinita Calin on July 7, 2014
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Very cute book for the event I put tougher for the kids. The only problem is that the can on the cover is not aluminum, but a food can thats make out of iron. Hmmm….
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My kids really enjoyed learning how an tin can gets reused, and how important it is to recycle. They learned how to keep the planet clean and healthy and even how aluminum is made. Very educational
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By Amanda McGarrell on January 7, 2014
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This is a great book for students to understand the process and importance of recycling. I used this with second graders while learning about Earth Day.
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My kids love this book. They liked learning about what happens to aluminum cans after they are picked up by the recycling trucks and it helps reinforce concepts on the first grade recycling unit. Another great book is The Adventures of Plastic Bottle.
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