S Is for Save the Planet

S Is for Save the Planet

A How-to-be Green Alphabet

Book - 2009
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Cherry Lake Publishing
Suggestions, information, and poems about environmental issues, one for each letter of the alphabet.
Did you know Americans generate nearly 250 million tons of trash each year? Or that it takes hundreds of years for a polystyrene cup to decompose? Mankind's negative impact on Mother Earth is tremendous and daily bad news can make it feel overwhelming. But all is not lost! S is for Save the Planet: A How-to-Be-Green Alphabet details the many environmental issues we face and then suggests easy-to-take actions that anyone can do. From the particulars of vermicomposting and xeriscaping, to the three R's of responsible waste management, young readers learn how they can be a force of nature in protecting the earth for generations to come.Brad Herzog spends two months every summer traveling across the country with his wife and two young sons and celebrating America's natural wonders. Together, they have visited more than 30 national parks and seashores. This is Brad's eighth alphabet book for Sleeping Bear Press. He lives on California's Monterey Peninsula. Linda Holt Ayriss is the recipient of a silver medal from the Best in the West Society of Illustrators, and has been recognized in the Communication Arts Annual. She is also the author of Sleeping Bear's E is for Evergreen: A Washington Alphabet. Linda lives in Washington State.

Baker & Taylor
Presents an introduction to topics and activities concerned with the protection of the environment, from A to Z, including endangered animals, recycled newspapers, and tree that can be planted.

Publisher: Chelsea, MI : Sleeping Bear Press, [2009]
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9781585364282
Branch Call Number: PIC 333.72 Herzog 2009
Characteristics: pages cm
Audience: Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.4 1.0 129612
Additional Contributors: Ayriss, Linda


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branch_reviews Apr 21, 2012

ABC book with simple facts and ideas for every letter of the alphabet. Another section has a detailed history or fact lesson for older children or adults. This book will appeal to several age groups. For example, it takes hundreds of years for a polystyrene cup to decompose and a typical meal in US travels 22,000 miles to reach you plate.
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