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Where Do Recyclable Materials Go?: Read Think Recycle Paperback – Apr 1 2011

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Firewater Media Group (April 1 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0981243908
  • ISBN-13: 978-0981243900
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 0.5 x 21.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 159 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,141,662 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“The first in an intended series entitled Garbology Kids, Where Do Recycled Materials Go? takes the next step in educating children about the importance of recycling by explaining what actually happens after you put an item in the recycling bin. An educational resource for parents and teachers alike, the book will educate and entertain while also encouraging children to participate in all aspects of the recycling cycle.”  —ForeWord Reviews

Where do Recyclable Materials Go? is a very good addition to the group of books designed to increase awareness of the impact of our behaviour on the environment and the steps that can be taken by everyone, including students, to reduce that impact.”  —CM Magazine

“The detailed illustrations and creative storyline of this cheery book clarify the many steps of waste management and recycling for children and families alike. It’s an important contribution to environmental education for young readers.”  —Dr. Robin Nagle, anthropologist, New York University

“A great read with everything children and their parents need to know about what happens to their recyclables once they leave the curb.”  —Christine McCoy, former board member, National Recycling Coalition

“Brings the recycling process to life with a lively story and colorful illustrations. It will appeal to children that want to understand how their recycling is dealt and its importance—and mum and dad may even learn a thing or two!”  —Mike Webster, senior consultant, Waste Watch UK

Where Do Recyclable Materials Go? is a cleverly-written, thought-provoking children's book that will help educate the younger generation to be environmentally-responsible in an entertaining way.”  —Green Solutions Magazine

About the Author

Sabbithry Persad is the author of Operation: Reuse It! and We Can Reduce: Precycle It! She lives in Orlando, Florida. 

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4.0 out of 5 stars Garbology Kids - Where Do Recyclable Materials Go? April 13 2011
By Amazon Customer - Published on
Format: Paperback
Where Do Recyclable Materials Go? is a great book to share with children. The story leads Tiana, Peter, and their mother throughout the community searching for their dog, Bubbles, who likes to chase recycling trucks. On their journey they stop at various places and discover information about recycling. Once they find Bubbles at the Recycling Facility, they are given a tour of how the recycled materials are sorted and sent out.
The author's use of a magnifying glass throughout the book showcases various interesting facts about recycling.
This is a book worth reading several times. I believe even adults will be surprised about how much we waste and how easy it would be to recycle. Where Do Recyclable Materials Go? should be part of all home, school, and community libraries. The questions, activities, and facts at the end of the book re-enforce the many ways we can help our communities and our world. A great read for all!

Jenny Stees, Elementary School Teacher
4.0 out of 5 stars This book reminded me of the old Magic School Bus books... June 23 2014
By Kathy Habel - Published on
Format: Paperback
This book reminded me of the old Magic School Bus books in the way it was written and the illustrations.

The family in this book is trying to find their dog who has followed the Recycling truck. In the process of looking for their dog they learn about what can be recycled and where materials go after they are collected. The take a tour of a recycling center and learn how materials are sorted and what they are used for. This is an educational book and I learned a few things I didn’t know. Too bad we don’t have a local Recycling Center, I’m sure it would make a fun field trip for kids.

Rating: 4 Stars

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5.0 out of 5 stars Rethink Recycling Sept. 20 2011
By Valerie Allen - Published on
Format: Paperback
Where Do Recyclable Materials Go? has two story layers. One is the story of a missing dog, Bubbles. The second, is an interesting account of how recycling works. Bubbles moves along the same path as the recycle truck, so the story integrates the missing dog and facts of recycling. The book is so well written, it is as if the reader is on a field trip. Illustrations and story are applealing to children, educators, parents, parks/recreation, camp leaders, etc. This book could be used to start an enviornment friendly project. Well done.
5.0 out of 5 stars A fun book about an interesting subject Jan. 29 2013
By Irene's Book Reviews - Published on
Format: Paperback
I gave this book 5/5 stars. The illustrations were excellent. The story follows a family as they search for their dog. The dog loves to follow the recycle truck so they start off following the truck also. I liked how the story flowed from one location to the next. I think all children will enjoy the story and not even realize they are learning about how to recycle. A great book and perfect for any child who has questions about recycling.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Everything You Need to Know About Recycling April 13 2011
By DaddyDr - Published on
Format: Paperback
This is a great book for teachers or parents (or waiting rooms with kids) to teach school aged kids about recycling. This book helps create a conscientiousness about recycling and then explains the process through a simple little story.

I've always wondered about the recycling process and how things are sorted. As a family who are recycling look for their lost dog in a recycling center, they are given a tour, and the process is explained. In addition to the story there are sidebars giving even more details about the recycling process. With all the detail, I think the book is best read by reading straight through the story the first read. Later upon rereading, each sidebar can be read, getting into more detail.

The book would be great for early grade teachers, to open a discussion about recycling (and the rest of the reduce, reuse, recycle effort at preserving our planet for our future).

The best thing is, the book is manufactured using renewable energy and on environmentally friendly paper!

Disclosure: I requested to be sent this book for free, as a Pediatrician and Blogger to review.