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Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth Hardcover – March 23, 2010
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Top Customer Reviews
Into the pot everything goes. It's all mixed together and will eventually rot and turn into Compost Stew. You might think of saving jack-o'-lanterns, but how about the lint that has collected in your dryer trap? A little dab of oatmeal will work and even seaweed is welcome into the bin. "Just add to the pot / and let it all rot / into Compost Stew." There are so many things that can be used in the bin that will eventually turn into rich soil. Can you think of anything that could be added to your bin to make Compost Stew?
This book is a marvelously ingenious way to teach everyone many things about composting the easy way. The "instructions" are very easy and fun to follow as this ABC story in rhyme wends its way through the pages showing us many things that can be composted. Many more young people are interested in doing their share to help create a better Earth and composting is not only educational, but a lot of fun. There are several instructional books available, but this one is perfect for the youngest gardeners. They will not only listen and learn, they will also have some great visual artwork to learn from. If you are thinking about how you will teach your children to appreciate the Earth, this book is probably one you are going to add to your list!
There's also an additional block of text at the back that explains composting (more for older kids, or for adults who'd like more info). :)
My sister purchased this for our son when he was a year old, and he loved it then. He's almost 3 now, and still asks for it regularly. It is a HUGE hit with both the kids & the moms at our preschool co-op.
If something happened to our copy, I would purchase it again in a heartbeat. It's that good. Enjoy!
The combination of author and illustrator is superb and will no doubt entertain and educate the youngest of readers. Teaching our children about composting is so important for the future of planet Earth. I highly recommend this book as a beginner guide to introduce children to composting as a way of turning trash into treasure.
Children of all ages - yes, Adult, this means you - will appreciate this beauty of an ABC book.
Compost Stew is a perfect book to celebrate Earth Day, every day. The book serves as a fantastic introduction to composting, especially if you would like to try it with your children this spring. There’s also a little note at the back of the book about what’s not fit for the compost. I always found my primary school students to be eager environmentalists whenever we talked about earth-friendly activities. Composting their food scraps made more sense than putting more garbage into the landfills.
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Wonderful introduction to the topic. Works for young and older kids.Published 1 month ago by Beookefoto
This is especially good for any parent or grandparent wanting to involve their children in planting, growing, gardening and caring for the earth. Read morePublished 7 months ago by LeAura Alderson
A fun, useful book about the ingredients in a successful compost bin, done in alphabet format. Illustrations are beautiful and clear. Read morePublished 9 months ago by William Anderson
Very cute story to get chikdren interested in what happens in the garden compost.Published 14 months ago by Crafty Lady