Monday, February 21, 2011

Book Review- Where Do Recyclable Materials Go?

Published by Firewater Media Group
To Be Released on April 1st, 2011
Source- book from author for review
Ages- Elementary school age
4 stars- A Great Educational Book

Follow Bubbles and the recycling truck … to the MURF. The Materials Recovery Facility! Find out how papers, plastics, metals and glass are collected, sorted and baled to be made into new products.

From the founder of Green Solutions Magazine comes the cheery series with kids who investigate waste and clean up their community. In "Where Do Recyclable Materials Go?," Tiana learns about recycling while she and her family searches for their dog Bubbles who had chased after the recycle truck. On their adventure, they explore the MURF—the MRF (Materials Recovery Facility) where they see how recyclable materials are sorted and baled for manufacturing. Based on facts about the process of recycling in industrial countries, this book helps children understand the importance of recycling to save natural resources and much more.

In "Where Do Recyclables Materials Go?," you will learn:

- how we collect recyclable materials
- how we divert recyclable materials from landfills
- how recycling saves resources, energy and money
- how you can identify solutions for waste disposal through practical exercises
- how you can take action through hands-on activities

Colorful illustrations and diagrams complement the story of Tiana, Peter and Bubbles, their dog (quoted from Goodreads).

This is a great educational story, with complimentary illustrations that teaches children the importance of recycling. The story is centered around a family who's dog is lost as he ran after the recycle truck. In their search to find him, they teach the reader all about recycling, from where items are recycled, how and what and can & can't be recycled. During their tour of the recycling center, I even learned a few new things and I grew up in the NW where recycling has always been a huge thing.

I highly recommend this book for preschoolers through elementary school age kids. I think the story is one kids from this age group will understand and they're enjoy taking a field trip via the story through the recycling center and learn about the ways they can recycle at home. I think kids will enjoy learning how items are recycled, and how how recycling works. Hopefully this will be an educational tool to spread the word to more areas who need to making recycling available.

The author has put together a fantastic teaching aid for recycling for parents and teachers on her site here You can purchase your copy here
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