Michael Recycle Meets Litterbug Doug

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Litterbug Doug is lazy. He is wasteful. He is messy. But worst of all, he hates recycling! The clean and green town where he lives is in danger from his lazy ways, not to mention suffering from the stench released by the mountains of garbage that Doug leaves wherever he goes! So strong is its stink that even the army of rats that follow Doug around are rethinking their friendship with him. It's up to Michael Recycle, planet Earth's green-caped crusader, to show dastardly Doug ...
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Overview

Litterbug Doug is lazy. He is wasteful. He is messy. But worst of all, he hates recycling! The clean and green town where he lives is in danger from his lazy ways, not to mention suffering from the stench released by the mountains of garbage that Doug leaves wherever he goes! So strong is its stink that even the army of rats that follow Doug around are rethinking their friendship with him. It's up to Michael Recycle, planet Earth's green-caped crusader, to show dastardly Doug the error of his ways...before it's too late!
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Children's Literature - Phyllis Kennemer
Michael Recycle is back in his second book to save the world from rubbish. Slovenly Litterbug Doug lives atop a mountain of debris near a quaint little town. Doug's place is a garbage dump, and his only friends are a hundred rats and two cats. When he decides to toss his cats down the hill, they cause the dump to fall onto the town. Just then, Michael Recycle swoops in to proclaim, "Littering's wrong: you've got to recycle!" He converts Doug with the promise of people friends (rather than rats) if he will mend his ways. Doug immediately converts, cleans up, and becomes the litter police. A two-page spread entitled "Litterbug Doug's Trash Roundup" in the back of the book is filled with facts about recycling. This is followed with a similar spread listing "Michael Recycle's Go Green Tips." Written in verse, the obviously didactic message is somewhat saved by the colorful, cartoon-like illustrations. The mounds of trash and the active, buck-toothed rats provide humorous details that enliven the preachy text. Reviewer: Phyllis Kennemer, Ph.D.
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Gr 1–4—When a "quaint little town" has a problem, the culprit is Litterbug Doug, a "lonely and lazy-boned thug" who's created a "mountain of waste." In rhyming verse, an unfortunate binary paradigm is presented: one is either neat, productive, and quaint or dirty and lazy. Doug is rescued from his ignorance by Michael Recycle. The end pages include random comments, such as the number of pounds of trash thrown out each day, per person, by Americans in 2007, the amount of trash recycled annually, and a hope that after 100 million tons of waste are recycled, "the president will give everyone a cheeseburger!" (There is no mention that the cheeseburger/fast food industry has created its own environmental problems.) The typical tips for creating less individual waste—turning off water, planting a tree, turning off the lights and electronics, using cloth napkins, not paper towels—are also given. Vibrantly colored, busy cartoonlike paintings are filled with stylized rats, garbage cans, and cats, and litter heaps recycle themselves from page to page. Our Class Is Going Green (Scholastic, 2008), Gail Gibbons's Recycle! (Little, Brown, 1992), and Paul Showers's Where Does the Garbage Go? (HarperCollins, 1994) are more informative.—Teresa Pfeifer, Alfred Zanetti Montessori Magnet School, Springfield, MA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600103926
  • Publisher: Idea & Design Works, LLC
  • Publication date: 3/31/2009
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 157,425
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.64 (w) x 11.64 (h) x 0.43 (d)

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  • Posted December 23, 2009

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    interesting and useful book on recycling

    Would you like to live on the top of a garbage dump? Most people would prefer not to do so, but near a clean little town in a beautiful valley, there was a mountain of waste which was the home of Litterbug Doug. No one wanted to go near, except a hundred-odd rats and two fat tabby cats. It was a rotting, moldy, smelly, stinky mess! But then one day there came a green-caped crusader named Michael Recycle. What did he do? And did Doug learn anything? We all need to help the environment by wasting less and recycling more. The rhyming text by Ellie Bethel and humorous illustrations by Alexandra Colombo of this sequel to Michael Recycle (2008) will help to reinforce this important fact in the minds of children and to promote the idea of working together to protect our planet. In the back there are two pages of trash facts from Doug, which are based on information from the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, and two more of Go Green Tips from Michael himself. Michael Recycle Meets Litterbug Doug, which is printed on recycled paper, of course, will prove both interesting and useful for youngsters, teachers, and parents alike.

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