10 Things I Can Do to Help My World
10 Things I Can Do to Help My World
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Annotation: Reveals simple actions people can take to help conserve the world's resources, including turning off the television after watching it, walking to school, and shutting off lights when leaving a room.
Genre: Economics
Catalog Number: #5737125
Format: Paperback
All Formats: Search
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Copyright Date: 2008
Edition Date: 2012
Pages: 40
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-7636-5919-3
ISBN 13: 978-0-7636-5919-6
Dewey: 333.7
Dimensions: 27 cm.
Language: English
Reviews:
ALA Booklist
It is no surprise that children want to protect the world that surrounds them, and these concerns extend to ecology. Although many inconvenient truths are necessarily complex, author Walsh offers up 10 easy "eco-tips" that are likely to inspire excitement, investigation, and self-esteem in young listeners and readers. Simple declarative sentences such as "I try to turn off the tap when I brush my teeth" are footnoted with explanations like "Every time you do this, you save eighteen glasses of water." These suggestions adroitly hit kids where they live home, school, and in the playground d are the kinds of behaviors that they can easily bug their parents to adopt. The colorful cut-and-paste illustrations are at their best when promoting creativity, as with the patchwork cardboard robot accompanying the suggestion for "making toys from things around the house." The book uses distinct die-cut pages to make each turn of the page the revelation of a small surprise. And (of course) it's constructed from 100 percent recycled material.
Horn Book
This go-green manual gets kids in the spirit with a hands-on approach. They lift half-page flaps while being reminded to turn off the tap, feed the birds, use both sides of the paper, etc., each action nontaxing yet salutary, engaging kids rather than lecturing to them. The cheering tone is echoed in the simple and well-focused pictures and the in-on-the-story design.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1 A thoroughly successful presentation on how even small changes in lifestyle can make a big difference. On each spread, a large and colorful acrylic painting is accompanied by a sturdy die-cut flap and eco-friendly tips. Each suggestion opens with "I," followed by a verb, such as "remember," "try," and "always." The sentence is completed under the flap, along with a reason why the tip is conservation friendly. The recommendations are those that children can easily relate to, such as turning off the water while brushing your teeth (which can save 18 glasses of water), using both sides of the paper, recycling, etc. Visually appealing and effective in its presentation, this title will serve as an introduction to environmental studies. Its appealing visuals and large size make it perfect for group sharing. Slightly older students or report writers might find Gail Gibbons's Recycle! A Handbook for Kids (Little, Brown, 1992) or Paul Showers's Where Does the Garbage Go? (HarperTrophy, 1994) useful. Michele Shaw, Quail Run Elementary School, San Ramon, CA
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Reading Level: 2.0
Interest Level: K-3
Guided Reading Level: K
Fountas & Pinnell: K

“This go-green manual gets kids in the can-do spirit with a hands-on approach.” — The Horn Book

Do you remember to turn off the tap while you brush your teeth? How about using both sides of the paper when writing and drawing? Bold, child-friendly illustrations and die-cut pages will draw even the youngest listeners to this gentle reminder of the easy, everyday ways we can be kinder to the earth.


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