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Better Than New / Mejor Que Nuevo: A Recycle Tale / Un cuenta de reciclaje

Better Than New / Mejor Que Nuevo: A Recycle Tale / Un cuenta de reciclaje

Better Than New / Mejor Que Nuevo: A Recycle Tale / Un cuenta de reciclaje

Better Than New / Mejor Que Nuevo: A Recycle Tale / Un cuenta de reciclaje


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“Will You Help Me?”

Isidora and Julian, playing in the Chilean ocean, hear a plaintive cry — a sea lion is tangled in an abandoned fishing net. They free their ocean friend then consider what to do with the net. With the help of a bird building its nest, they recycle it into something useful again, something better than new.

Presented in both English and Spanish, Better than New: A Recycle Tale/Mejor que Nuevo: Un cuenta de reciclaje is an inspiring story that presents children with a problem and shows how they find the solution, while teaching about the dangers of ocean pollution and encouraging a healthy relationship with the natural world. Issues covered: Plastic pollution in the ocean — the harm it has on sea life Abandoned fishing nets, also known as ghost nets, as one particularly dangerous source of pollution They can be collected (instead of dumped) and made into other things – like fabric How this is done at a recycle facility – melting and restructuring into fabric, then made into clothing Kids will think it is super cool that they are wearing old fishing nets! Kids learn, “You can help the planet with the choices you make in what you wear.” “You, too, can help save the fish and other sea life.” Kids learn from other animals in nature Empathy toward sea life Taking action and having a positive outcome

"¿Me ayudarás?"

Isidora y Julián, jugando en el océano chileno, escuchan un llanto lastimero: un león marino está enredado en una red de pesca abandonada. Liberan a su amigo del océano y luego consideran qué hacer con la red. Con la ayuda de un pájaro que construye su nido, lo reciclan en algo útil nuevamente, algo mejor que nuevo. Presentado tanto en inglés como en español, Mejor que Nuevo: Un cuenta de reciclaje / Better than New: A Recycle Tale es una historia inspiradora que presenta a los niños un problema y muestra cómo encuentran la solución, mientras les enseñan sobre los peligros de la contaminación del océano y Fomentar una relación sana con el mundo natural.

Temas cubiertos: Contaminación plástica en el océano: el daño que causa a la vida marina Redes de pesca abandonadas, también conocidas como redes fantasma, como una fuente de contaminación particularmente peligrosa Se pueden recolectar (en lugar de tirar) y convertirlos en otras cosas, como tela. Cómo se hace esto en una instalación de reciclaje: fundir y reestructurar en tela, luego convertirlo en ropa ¡Los niños pensarán que es genial que estén usando viejas redes de pesca! Los niños aprenden: "Puedes ayudar al planeta con las decisiones que tomas en cuanto a lo que te pones". "Tú también puedes ayudar a salvar a los peces y otras especies marinas". Los niños aprenden de otros animales de la naturaleza. Empatía hacia la vida marina Actuar y obtener un resultado positivo

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ISBN-13: 9781952338038
Publisher: Patagonia
Publication date: 05/24/2022
Pages: 44
Product dimensions: 10.75(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Robert Broder is a children’s book author and founding publisher of Ripple Grove Press. He is the writer of Patagonia’s first picture book titled Better Than New. Other books include Crow & Snow (Simon and Schuster) and Our Shed (Little Bigfoot) which received a Kirkus Starred Review. He lives in Vermont near Lake Champlain, with his wife, daughter, two cats and a very old dog. He likes to drink coffee and go for a run just before the sun comes up.  

Lake Buckley is a Californian director, creative director and illustrator based in New York City. Her relationship with Patagonia began in 2013 when she received an environmental grant to bike cross country researching female owned farms. Since then, she has been grateful to have Patagonia as a client in addition to Google, MIT, Nest, Instagram, YouTube, TEDx, SAP, Walmart, Bureo, and MTV. Her work has been a Vimeo Staff Pick, has won a Gold SPD award, and has been featured in Nowness, Sundance Film Festival, Walker Art Center, and in the permanent collection of the National Museum of Norway. She taught at Rhode Island School of Design and spoke at Princeton’s annual design conference. Her work is stylistically versatile, always aiming to find the most effective visual expression for an idea.

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"This little book empowers children in two ways: to see the advantage of knowing more than a single language, and how problems people cause can motivate solutions they create."  — Carl Pickhardt, Ph.D., author of the book Surviving Your Child's Adolescence and Psychology Today blog

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