Charlie and Lola: We Are Extremely Very Good Recyclers: We Are Extremely Very Good Recyclers

Charlie and Lola: We Are Extremely Very Good Recyclers: We Are Extremely Very Good Recyclers

by Lauren Child, Bridget Hurst
     
 

After Charlie convinces Lola to recycle her old toys instead of throwing them away, Lola discovers a recycling competition. If she can recycle one hundred plastic, metal, and paper items, she can get her very own real live tree to plant. But she only has two weeks, so Lola decides to ask her classmates to help. They turn out to be extremely very good recyclers indeed.… See more details below

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Overview

After Charlie convinces Lola to recycle her old toys instead of throwing them away, Lola discovers a recycling competition. If she can recycle one hundred plastic, metal, and paper items, she can get her very own real live tree to plant. But she only has two weeks, so Lola decides to ask her classmates to help. They turn out to be extremely very good recyclers indeed.

This adventure is printed on FSC-approved paper and includes recycling tips as well as a tree poster just like Lola?s, so kids can keep track of their recycling projects and help to save the planet all on their own.

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Publishers Weekly

Familiar faces impart a message of conservation, as Charlie and Lola learn the basics of recycling. When Lola declares that she is "throwing everything away," to avoid being messy, Charlie suggests she recycle ("because if we throw everything away, then we will all be completely buried under a massive, huge pile of garbage"). The duo creates a "tree counter," adding new leaves to the branches every time they recycle, and works toward the goal of planting a real tree. Ages 3-5. (Mar.)

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Children's Literature - Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
The brother and sister team of Charlie and Lola, stars of many books, also appear on television. This book is based on a TV script. Inspired by a look into the cluttered room of their friend Marv's brother, Lola decides to stop keeping everything. Charlie suggests that instead of throwing things away, she should recycle them. Charlie describes the need to recycle and the making of new paper from old. In school they encourage their classmates to join them in recycling to earn a tree, which they plant outside. Marv's brother, however, is not happy about what Marv has recycled from his messy room. The visuals, excerpted from the video, consist of sketches and collage including photographs, and are designed to emphasize aspects of the story. A double page shows a huge pile of garbage in black plastic bags; small boxes display the necessary numbers of recycled items; vignettes show the busy student collectors. The brief bits of text are interspersed with the images, exploiting the different sizes of typeface. The cartoon-y characters with large heads add to the humor that joins with the message. The end pages offer suggestions to "help look after your planet"; a poster is also included. Reviewer: Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803733350
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
03/05/2009
Series:
Charlie and Lola Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
263,461
Product dimensions:
10.80(w) x 9.76(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

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