Tuesday, November 2, 2010

COMPOST STEW- Mary McKenna Siddals

COMPOST STEW is an alphabet book with a message. Just listen…
Apple cores
Banana bread
Coffee grounds with filters used…

Then several pages later, a refrain that repeats throughout the book.

Just add it to the pot
and let it all rot
into Compost Stew.

The compact text is accompanied by really nice collage illustrations, created by Ashley Wolff, best known for the Miss Bindergarten series.

This is a book I might use with young children in a unit on caring for the earth. I might also use it to talk with older children about interesting alphabet books or in a unit on collage illustrations.

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