Children's Literature - Joyce RiceReaders will be captivated by these colorful books that introduce them to common household items, and some not so common, with new creative uses. The cover of the book presents some unusual glass shapes and some ideas for reusing glass containers. The table of contents leads the reader to discover ways of making money from glass and ways of making useful objects from used glass. An explanation of how glass is made includes photographs of blowing glass as well as furnaces used for heating glass. Sections titled "Your Turn" challenge students to create useful objects from used glass. The cut and paste approach to the presentation will be appealing to middle school readers. Ideas for how students can help in recycling include collecting bottles and preparing bottles for recycling. The neon colors of the pages will make this an enticing read and the presentation of text in brief passages will make this a useful resource for classroom use as well as research. This is a part of the series "Recycling and Reusing." Other titles in the series cover recycling and reusing plastic, clothes, metal, paper and rubber. The appearance, presentation and information of this series make it a recommended addition to all elementary and middle school collections.
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