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Recycle!: A Handbook for Kids Paperback – April 1, 1996
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From School Library Journal
Grade 2-4-- An eminently readable and well-organized offering that's filled with information. Gibbons's cartoons in primary shapes and colors graphically illustrate the contents of a landfill and how to recycle various products to cut down on the need for landfills--for which space is already in short supply. Discussing paper, plastic, glass, cans, and polystyrene, the author describes how to recycle, why it's necessary, and its benefits. The top two-thirds of each page is devoted to illustrations that perfectly complement the brief text below. The book ends with a mention of the ozone layer and the limited potential for recycling polystyrene, followed by 14 facts about garbage. The plea is to make our planet a safer and healthier place to live with a habit that is fun and easy--recycling. An excellent, functional introduction. --Carole B. Kirkpatrick, Terminal Park Elementary School, Auburn, WA
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.
From Kirkus Reviews
Bright pen-and-wash illustrations show children collecting and separating recyclable paper, glass, cans, and plastic and taking them to deposit points or putting them out for pickup. Gibbons urges elimination of non-biodegradable polystyrene products, which release dangerous CFCs when burned, and shows a sanitary landfill and recycling plants where materials are crushed, melted, and reformed into useful products. The captioned panels and running text stress the need for reducing waste and saving natural resources. There are two pages of arresting statistics: ``Forty- three thousand tons of food is thrown out in the United States each day''; ``Fourteen billion pounds of trash is dumped into the ocean every year.'' A concluding page lists things kids can do to make a difference. Printed on recycled paper. Attractive and timely, an excellent introduction. (Nonfiction. 4-10) -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved. --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.
Top customer reviews
The day came for my presentation. As soon as I started reading the book to the den, I saw the look of boredom across all their faces (There were 6 of them). I think had they been at least in the third grade, it would have gone much better.