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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.
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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 (January 6, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416967885
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416967880
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.1 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,242 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I think kids should see both sides.
Megan harris
I used this book in an Earth Day unit for second graders.
Amanda McGarrell
My four-year old son loves this book.
Aprille Gallard-perez

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By O. Larroche-garcia on September 14, 2009
Format: Paperback
My son saw the book in the table when I received the shipment and he immediately picked it up and started reading this "adventure" and was impressed that this plastic bottle became a swearter. I will use it when teaching recycling in schools because it is an engaging story.

Mommy of 2
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Megan harris on July 8, 2010
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Wonderful book about where a plastic bottle comes from, but only tells the reader where it goes if you recycle it, not if it is thrown away. I think kids should see both sides.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Aprille Gallard-perez on March 5, 2010
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My four-year old son loves this book. Not only does it have cute pictures, but it is very informative. I learned a lot I did not know as an adult. My son asked to read it on 2 consecutive nights. He thought it was neat when we found out that his hand-tied synthetic fleece blankets were made from crude oil... as was the plastic bottle in the story. And, true to the theme, the book is made from 100% post-consumer waste recycled paper - yeah!
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Mommy of three on May 2, 2012
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This book follows the plastic process-- from crude oil to plastic water bottle to recycled sweater. This book reads like propoganda from the plastic companies-- there is nothing environmentally friendly about a single serving plastic water bottle that pretty much immediately gets disposed of. I used this book to teach my kids exactly why we should avoid plastic--as it clearly illustrates how much time, effort and resources must go into ONE plastic bottle and they understood how ridiculous that was.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Tina R. Durham-woehler on March 21, 2010
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This book explains how plastics can be recycled to make other items. I have yet to read this book to a group of preschool children, but after reviewing the book I think with some explanation and props preschoolers could understand the process. This book would be completely understandable to kindergarten and first graders.
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By gr8ful4her on December 17, 2013
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My students LOVE this book. I teach a unit on recycling and they find it interesting to learn what happens to bottles when they leave the school or their homes. They also enjoyed the book, The Adventures of an Aluminum Can: A Story About Recycling.
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My class read this book during earth week. I had to simplify some of the facts so my preschoolers could understand the different facts, it was very technical at times. they were amazed about how the bottles came to be.
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I thought the story and pictures were cute. They describe the life of a plastic bottle from drilling for crude oil to recycling the bottle. Reading the book did not hold the attention of my grandchildren ages 9 and 7.
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