Monday, April 4, 2011
Want to learn where recyclables go?
Where Do Recyclable Materials Go? (Garbology Kids) by Sabbithry Persad teaches young readers about reusable resources--everything we might throw out that can be used to make new products again. And the story begins with a dog named Bubbles, who likes to chase the recyclable truck! In an attempt to find Bubbles, Tiana and Peter start checking the recycle truck's pick up stops. And along the way, they learn everything about the MURF, the Recycling facility; how we know what to recycle; and how important recycling is for the environment.
Facts are shared on each page such as how the recyclables are sorted at the MURF, and what recycling saves. At the end of the book, an entire page is dedicated to fun recycling facts, a list of questions are provided for you to ask your young readers, experiments and activities are provided, and you'll also find out how to be a garbologist.
Children will enjoy the story of Tiana, Peter and Bubbles, while the colorful illustrations and diagrams teach them all about recycling. This is a great resource to celebrate Earth Day and for any classroom looking to introduce young readers to key concepts while challenging them to think about the world around them.
To learn more about the book and series, please visit the official website, Garbology Kids and check out the book trailer:
Reading Level: Ages 5 and up
Paperback (April 2011)
Source of review copy: Publisher
This post is part of Nonfiction Monday! Nonfiction Monday takes place every Monday as various blogs throughout the kidlitosphere write about nonfiction books for kids and collect them all in one place. This week, check out the Nonfiction Monday roundup at L.L. Owens. To see the entire schedule, please visit the blog of Anastasia Suen.