The first cbr12bingo book for me is GREEN
Who knew that when I was looking at reader copies, Green Machine: The Slightly Gross Truth about Turning Your Food Scraps Into Green Energy would not only be a book that would talk about being green and environmental issues but would be a “green” book!
Green Machine is a clever book about recycling and how what goes around, comes around in an illuminating manner. Rebecca Donnelly talks how the cycle starts by buying the food that we eat, then is composted, taken by the truck to the recycling plant, showing us how it is broken down and then made into energy that comes into the home to help you cook the food you eat. This book will allow you to have conversations about conservation and recycling. Quick back track though, I said starts at buying, but maybe it starts with the energy? This is just one not at first obvious conversations that can be had. Of course, many conversations can be talked about being greener.
Christophe Jacques compliments everything with fun, sweet and informative illustrations. Green is featured along with the rainbow colors. Details are minimal but where it they are needed and are important to moving things along.
Do not stop at the end of the story, there is a recap and more information about Why We Should be Green. This allows the book to grow with your child and allows for expansion of the subject if you are interested in learning more about it. In the end, this is an all ages book. It would be great for the classroom or school library. It might be a tad hard to be a reading-time book, but like the book itself, it is adaptable to your needs.