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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The process of composting told through the alphabet. This book shows how to create compost and learn the alphabet all in one easy book. Teaching ideas: get the class to create their own compost Read full review

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Creating compost with rhymes and the alphabet, what else could be needed for such a fun book. This informational book is taught through rhymes and the alphabet. The group of children work together to ... 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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