Recycle!: A Handbook for Kids

Recycle!: A Handbook for Kids

by Gail Gibbons
     
 

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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.

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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.

Editorial Reviews

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316309431
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
04/01/1996
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
100,730
Product dimensions:
9.75(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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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