Bound To Stay Bound

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 I'm trying to love garbage (I'm trying to love ...)
 Author: Barton, Bethany

 Publisher:  Viking (2021)

 Dewey: 363.72
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: [34] p., col. ill., 25 x 27 cm

 BTSB No: 095051 ISBN: 9780593207031
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Refuse and refuse disposal
 Environmental protection -- Citizen participation

Price: $23.28

Do you ever wonder where we put all of our garbage, who gets rid of it, or how our planet isn't a big pile of mess? From scavengers to detritivore to decomposers, nature's garbage collectors are everywhere. But humans play an important role too, and our favorite narrator is back to tell us all about it.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 3.60
   Points: .5   Quiz: 514179

   Kirkus Reviews (10/01/21)
   School Library Journal (12/01/21)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 12/01/2021 Gr 1–3—Young readers who are eager environmentalists will appreciate the information this book offers about nature's garbage collectors (scavengers, detritivores, and decomposers); the differences between organic and inorganic waste; and efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle items. This information is presented by "the voice of your friendly neighborhood narrator," with lots of colorful illustrations, speech bubbles with messages from some of nature's garbage collectors, flow diagrams, and a dose of humor. It is an appealing mix. While "I'm Trying to Love Garbage" (the book's title) is a dubious goal, "…learning to act like someone who thinks more about garbage" (the book's conclusion) is more attainable. The book lacks traditional back matter, such as a bibliography and additional information, which would have been helpful in enticing readers to learn more about the topic. VERDICT This is an engaging introduction to really grasping and dealing with trash.—Myra Zarnowski, City Univ. of New York - Copyright 2021 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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