The Adventures of an Aluminum Can: A Story About Recycling

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Peek into this diary of an aluminum can as it goes on a journey from inside a bauxite rock, to the manufacturing line, to the store shelf, to a display on a bookshelf, to a garbage can, and finally to a recycling plant where it emerges into its new life…as a baseball bat!

This 8x8 paperback storybook is told from the point of view of an enthusiastic aluminum can. The diary entries are fun and humorous, yet point out the ecological significance ...

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Overview

Peek into this diary of an aluminum can as it goes on a journey from inside a bauxite rock, to the manufacturing line, to the store shelf, to a display on a bookshelf, to a garbage can, and finally to a recycling plant where it emerges into its new life…as a baseball bat!

This 8x8 paperback storybook is told from the point of view of an enthusiastic aluminum can. The diary entries are fun and humorous, yet point out the ecological significance behind each product and the resources used to make it.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kathy Leggett
In a world that is going green, this story will find a niche in classrooms and personal libraries. The "life" of a small aluminum can is recounted step-by-step from its origin as a speck of alumina in the ground and it's processing into a sheet of metal to its use in a cannery and its being recycled. The little can keeps a diary of his adventures, writing in first-person about what is happening to him each step of the way. He goes from being that little speck of alumina to being a can filled with fruit to, finally, entering a sorting facility and being recycled into an aluminum baseball bat. The "can" decides this is where he decides he would like to stay, and he hopes he does not have to be recycled again for a long time. Interesting facts about how aluminum is initially processed into a product that can be used over and over again. Readers are not only taught about the process of recycling; they are encouraged to find out more about going green by visiting the associated website for tips about various green topics, such as reusing and recycling holiday cards and packing green, healthy lunches. This topic is relevant for this generation of children, for whom going green will be more of an everyday lifestyle. Written on 100% post-consumer waste recycled paper, this small paperback is part of a new "Little Green Books" series. It is inexpensive enough for ecology clubs and scout groups to purchase for members. Reviewer: Kathy Leggett
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416972211
  • Publisher: Little Simon
  • Publication date: 5/5/2009
  • Series: Little Green Books Series
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 230,728
  • Age range: 4 - 6 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet 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.

Mark Chambers has illustrated numerous international books and products. He graduated from the Lincoln School of Art and Design in the United Kingdom. Mark currently lives and works in London, England.

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