Recycle!: A Handbook for Kids

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This lively and informative handbook explains the process of recycling from start to finish. The book focuses on 5 different types of rubbish - paper, glass, aluminium cans, plastic and polystyrene.

Explains the process of recycling from start to finish and discusses what happens to paper, glass, aluminum cans, and plastic when they are recycled into new products.

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Overview

This lively and informative handbook explains the process of recycling from start to finish. The book focuses on 5 different types of rubbish - paper, glass, aluminium cans, plastic and polystyrene.

Explains the process of recycling from start to finish and discusses what happens to paper, glass, aluminum cans, and plastic when they are recycled into new products.

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Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
In Recycle, author/artist Gail Gibbons simply, succinctly and clearly explains how recycling conserves energy and reduces pollution as it decreases waste. She shows basic steps involved in making new-from-used paper, glass, cans, and plastic: old bottles crushed and melted, for example, and aluminum cans ground into chips, melted into bars and pressed into thin sheets. Ms. Gibbons concludes with a few specific recycling recommendations and an assortment of not-so-trivial trash trivia (e.g. fourteen billion pounds of trash are dumped into the ocean every year!). [Note: If you have a first edition, please modify the second sentence on page 26 to read, "Some polystyrene is made using gases called chlorofluorocarbons, also called CFCs."
School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-- An eminently readable and well-organized offering that's filled with information. Gibbons's cartoons in primary shapes and colors graphically illustrate the contents of a landfill and how to recycle various products to cut down on the need for landfills--for which space is already in short supply. Discussing paper, plastic, glass, cans, and polystyrene, the author describes how to recycle, why it's necessary, and its benefits. The top two-thirds of each page is devoted to illustrations that perfectly complement the brief text below. The book ends with a mention of the ozone layer and the limited potential for recycling polystyrene, followed by 14 facts about garbage. The plea is to make our planet a safer and healthier place to live with a habit that is fun and easy--recycling. An excellent, functional introduction. --Carole B. Kirkpatrick, Terminal Park Elementary School, Auburn, WA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316309431
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 4/1/1996
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 174,323
  • Age range: 1 - 6 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.75 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.12 (d)

Meet the Author

Gail Gibbons has written and illustrated more than one hundred informational books for children. A talented writer who turns fact into entertainment, she has traveled across the country to research topics as diverse as deep-sea submersibles, the largest tree in the world, and more. Gail Gibbons divides her time between a cottage on Matinicus Island off the coast of Maine and a farmhouse in Vermont surrounded by sugar maple trees.

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