Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth

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Tricycle Press, Jan 1, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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Apple cores
Bananas, bruised
Coffee grounds with filters, used
Just add to the pot
and let it all rot
into Compost Stew!


From eggshells to wiggly worms, this delightful recipe in bouncy verse features items—some familiar and some not so—that are fit for the home compost bin and will nourish Mother Earth. Vibrant collage illustrations use recycled and found materials to further a timely message. And to keep young environmental chefs fully informed about compostingdo's and don'ts, there's a note in the back about what's not fit for the bin.

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User Review  - wichitafriendsschool - LibraryThing

How do you start a compost pile? Compost Stew goes through the alphabet, from apple cores to zinnia heads, giving readers a recipe of the best ingredients for a successful compost pile. Read full review

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User Review  - TammyBB - LibraryThing

Compost Stew creatively lists various ingredients for compost in alphabetical order, while also rhyming! The illustrations are collages made of found materials and recyclables. The characters all come together to cook up some good soil with the alphabetical ideas. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

MARY McKENNA SIDDALS is the author of several picture books for the very young, including Millions of Snowflakes. In addition, she has written dozens of children's stories, articles, poems, and activities appearing in a variety of magazines. A former teacher, she lives in British Columbia, Canada, where she enjoys tending to her own batch of Compost Stew.

ASHLEY WOLFF is the author and/or illustrator of more than sixty children's books, including Baby Beluga; I Love My Mommy Because; I Love My Daddy Because; Mama's Milk; Stella and Roy Go Camping; I Call My Grandma Nana; I Call My Grandpa Papa; When Lucy Goes Out Walking; and the beloved Miss Bindergarten series. Ashley wrangles thousands of red wriggler compost worms in her San Francisco backyard garden. She grows flowers, vegetables, and an amazingly prolific persimmon tree.

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