Eco-pig awakes from his peaceful nap to find something happening to his lovely, quiet town. From the roadside to the river a trail of trash is blocking his beautiful view. Earth-loving Eco-pig follows the trash and finds Pete the polluter littering his way across the land. Eco-pig takes charge and helps Pete to see the Earth as a great work of art. Together they begin to take a serious look at the trash each generates and how to best dispose of it for the good of the planet. Going green and keeping the planet a healthy place is explained in a way that students of all ages can easily understand and the examples relate to their own everyday experiences. End pages explain vocabulary, list green facts related to trash and recycling, and offer easy to follows ways to green-i-fy one's daily life. A rhyming, rollicking story that is intended to educate a younger generation and encourage it to be pro-active about pollution and recycling. This book tackles a big subject appropriately for a young audience. Reviewer: Kathy Leggett
School Library Journal
Gr 1-3–The town of To-Be introduces its most popular citizen, Bernard, better known as E.P.–the “Eco Pig.” Bernard teaches his neighbors how to make the world better by adopting simple habits to live greener lives. Creative, bright graphics enhance the rhyming stories and will hold youngsters’ attention. Each title includes vocabulary lists and advice on what readers can do. Also included is a list of facts that relate to the topic, some of which are highly debatable (such as the claim that “One in four animals is in danger of becoming extinct”), and there are no source notes.