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Charlie and Lola: We Are Extremely Very Good Recyclers Hardcover – March 5, 2009
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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!"
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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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. Read more