Recycle!: A Handbook for Kids (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Recycle!: A Handbook for Kids (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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 - 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:
9780785791508
Publisher:
Demco Media
Publication date:
10/01/1999
Edition description:
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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