Welcome to Storywraps today. The answer to Saturday's book quote is:
"Chug, chug, chug. Puff, puff, puff. Ding-dong, ding-dong."
From: "The Little Engine that Could" by Watty Piper
Today's first line of a well-known children's book is:
"The Lupin lady lives in a small house overlooking the sea."
Can you guess the book title and author of the above? Good luck.
Top Reasons To RECYCLE
Recycling saves trees. Half the Earth's forests are gone, and up to 95 percent
of the original forest area in the U.S. has been cut down.
Recycling protects wildlife habitat and biodiversity. Using recycled mate-
rials reduces the need to extract natural resources such as timber, crude petroleum
and mineral ores.
Recycling reduces the use of toxic chemicals. Making products from
already refined waste materials reduces -- and often avoids altogether -- the need
for manufacturers to use toxic chemicals, essential when using virgin materials.
Recycling helps curb global warming. Recycling one ton of glass results in en-
ergy savings of more than 300% and lowers carbon dioxide emissions by 3.46 tons
Recycling reduces water pollution. Turning trees into paper is the most water-
intensive industrial process in the United States. Paper recycling mills nearly always
use less water and they don't pollute the water nearly as much.
Recycling reduces the need for landfills. Toxic pollution from landfills --
including cyanide, dioxins, mercury, methane, hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid and
lead -- escapes into the air and leaches into groundwater.
Recycling reduces the need for incinerators. Municipal waste incinerators
spew out all kinds of air pollutants, and are often located in urban neighborhoods.
Today's featured book is:
Authors: Simon and Sheryl Shapiro
Illustrator: Francis Blake
Take a peek inside:
This delightful rhyming book is a fun, quirky way to start a conversation and teach about the value of recycling, reusing and reducing the waste around us. In perfect rhythm the authors expose 13 everyday objects that have been transformed into something so creative and imaginative it will surely bring a smile to your face. Kids are always fascinated by the ability of something being transformed right before their eyes. Recycling "magic" at its best. A discarded toilet is morphed into a beautiful flower planter, an old sneaker makes the idyllic bird feeder when nailed to a tree, and a favourite old pair of tattered and worn blue jeans is cut and sewn into a designer purse to extend its life a little longer and bring comfort to its owner.
The cartoonish illustrations blend perfectly with the poems and the combination of real photos plus manmade illustrations work flawlessly. "What Can You Do With Only One Shoe?" Reuse, Recycle, Reinvent, will have your kids looking around your home to see what they can invent from your throw-away pile. This book will surely give them inspiration to do just that.
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