Happy Earth Day from Stiletto Storytime

Happy Earth Day 2011 from Stiletto Storytime

And what better way to celebrate than to feature a great new children’s book about respecting, preserving and re-using the Earth and all it gives us. Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth is the perfect book to help educate young readers while also celebrating Earth Day! Taking on an alphabetical format- the book shows children how to create compost including instructing them on what can be added and what cannot. Need something to do with your laundry lint? Compost Stew can help. Adults and children alike will learn things they didn’t know about the world of compost.

Complimenting the book are illustrations by Ashley Wolff. The illustrations are done in an organic pallet and combine odd recyclable items such as newspaper, magazine pictures and sea shells in collage form. The ABC format of the book also makes it accessible for a variety of ages in both read-a-loud and independent reading form. This book would be a wonderful addition to any Earth Day celebration, conservation curriculum or at home project. A great addition to any young conservationist library!

Book Giveaway

To help celebrate Earth Day author Mary McKenna Siddals is giving away 5 copies of the picture book COMPOST STEW and 2 art prints from the book, autographed by illustrator Ashley Wolff. To enter go here. (Giveaway ends of April 25, 2011)


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Filed under Children's Literature, Children's Non-Fiction, Children's Picture Books, New Books, Reading Fun

4 responses to “Happy Earth Day from Stiletto Storytime

  1. Thanks for shining an Earth Day spotlight on Compost Stew, and helping to spread a little green in the world, one apple core at a time…

    Mary

    • stilettostorytime

      Thanks so much Mary. I did have some publishing issues yesterday with WordPress and only half my review was posted. I have since fixed it so I hope you get to read my full review. A great book…makes we want to go make compost! =)

  2. I want to add this one to my library, and I don’t even have kids. I love my bog compost bin and so do several cats, who lounge on top of it.

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