Nature Recycles—How About You?
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From sea urchins in the Atlantic Ocean to bandicoots on the Australian savanna, animals all over the world recycle. Explore how different animals in different habitats use recycled material to build homes, protect themselves and get food. This fascinating collection of animal facts will teach readers about the importance of recycling and inspire them to take part in protecting and conserving the environment by recycling in their own way. key phrases for educators: recycling, animal adaptations and behaviors, geography

Written by Michelle Lord, Illustrated by Cathy Morrison
32 pg, 10 X 8.5, Ages 4-8, Grades k-3, Lexile: 580, AR: 2.90
   
Hardcover 9781607186151 $17.95  
Spanish Hardcover 9781607187110 $17.95  
Paperback 9781607186274 $9.95  
Spanish Paperback 9781628553499 $9.95  
EBook 9781607186632 $6.95  
Spanish EBook 9781628551570 $6.95  
Keywords:   behavioral adaptation, earth systems, human activity, recycling, adaptations, life science, geography, environmental education, repeating phrase, map; reduce, reuse, recycle, informed action
Animals in the book:   decorator sea urchin, hermit crab, Carolina wren, elf owl, veined octopus, woodpecker finch, dung beetle, termite, caddisfly, poison dart frog, Asian elephant
Vetters:   Thanks to educators at NASA/JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) for verifying the accuracy of the information in this book.

Reviews:

Written in clear, lively prose, Nature Recycles is an ideal book to introduce recycling. - School Library Journal

I was very impressed with this book and highly recommend it for home, school, and public library use. It is written for young children, but all age groups can gain important and valuable knowledge from its pages. - Science Books & Films

Spread by spread, a collection of curious animal behaviors and the endless loop of the water cycle are offered as examples of recycling in the natural world. - Kirkus Reviews

Author/Illustrator Info:

Award-winning author Michelle Lord started writing stories when she was in elementary school. In addition toNature Recycles for Sylvan Dell, her other books include Tide Pool Trouble, A Song for Cambodia, and the award-winning Little Sap and Monsieur Rodin. Michelle and her family recycle at their home in Texas. Check out her website at www.michellelordwrites.com.





Cathy Morrison may have started her art career in animation but she soon fell in love with illustrating children’s books and has been doing so for 20 years. Cathy has illustrated Daisylocks, Nature Recycles: How About You?, Three Little Beavers, Animalogy: Animal Analogies, Dino Tracks, and Dino Treasures for Arbordale. Other titles Cathy has illustrated include Ignacio’s Chair, and the Young Patriots Series including Alexander Hamilton, Young Statesman; Frederick Douglass, Young Defender of Human Rights; and Juliette Low, Girl Scout Founder. Cathy works from her home overlooking a beautiful view of the Mummy Range, on the northern side of Rocky Mountain National Park. Check out Cathy’s blog at www.cathymorrison.blogspot.com.

 


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