COMPOST STEW by Mary McKenna Siddals

COMPOST STEW

An A to Z Recipe for the Earth
by , illustrated by
Age Range: 3 - 6

KIRKUS REVIEW

A rollicking, rhyming alphabetical recipe for making successful compost. Aiming at young readers and even younger listeners, Siddals keeps the tone light while providing easy instructions on how everyone can participate in this eco-friendly activity. Bright pictures in collage created with recycled and found items are not only well-executed but recall the texture of the materials and tactile experience of the characters in the book. Wolff features a diverse cast of people of all ages collecting, saving, hauling and tossing ingredients to “[j]ust add to the pot / and let it all rot / into Compost Stew.” Kids will also enjoy spotting the frisky Dalmatian and/or helpful duck on each spread. The title begins with an author’s note explaining the roles of lesser-known items and why they make good compost and closes with a “Chef's Note” cautioning all to pay special attention to local regulations as those presented are general recommendations. Consider this recipe an ideal, accessible title to expand composting information for budding environmentalists. (Informational picture book. 3-6)

Pub Date: March 9th, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-58246-316-2
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Tricycle
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, 2010




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