Summer Reading B2G1 Free
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | July 31, 2015

    Susan Casey: IMG Voices in the Ocean



    In 2010, the year dolphins came into my life, I spent my days working in midtown Manhattan, on the 36th floor of a big, impressive office building.... Continue »
    1. $19.57 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$15.99
New Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
11 Local Warehouse Children's- Environmental Fiction
18 Remote Warehouse Children's- Gardening

This title in other editions

Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth

by

Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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.

Review:

"'Environmental chefs,/ here's a recipe for you/ to fix from scratch/ to mix a batch/ of Compost Stew,' invites a girl with curly titian hair. Letters stand for different components of what goes into a compost pile, and Wolff's cut-paper collages depict a multicultural group of kids, as well as a dalmatian and a goose, working together to collect material ('Dirt clods, crumbled,/ Eggshells, crushed/ Fruit pulp left behind, all mushed'): 'And when the cooking is complete,/ Mother Earth will/ have a treat,/ dark and crumbly,/ rich and sweet.' An exuberant primer for green-minded kids. Ages 4 — 8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781582463162
Author:
Siddals, Mary Mckenna
Publisher:
Tricycle Press
Illustrator:
Wolff, Ashley
Author:
Siddals, Mary
Author:
Wolff, Ashley
Author:
Siddals, Mary McKenna
Subject:
Stories in rhyme
Subject:
Compost
Subject:
General
Subject:
Gardening
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World - Environment
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World - Gardening
Subject:
Children s-Environmental Fiction
Publication Date:
20100331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 2
Language:
English
Illustrations:
FULL-COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
10.40x10.08x.35 in. .93 lbs.
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-07

Other books you might like

  1. For Good Measure: The Ways We Say... Used Hardcover $8.95
  2. Pigs New Trade Paper $6.95
  3. Something Good (Munsch for Kids) Used Trade Paper $4.95
  4. The Earth Book [With Poster] New Hardcover $11.00
  5. I Have To Go!
    Used Trade Paper $3.95
  6. Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch New Trade Paper $7.99

Related Subjects

Children's » Activities » Gardening
Children's » Gardening
Children's » General
Children's » Nonfiction » Environmental Studies
Children's » Reference » Trivia and Almanacs
Children's » Science and Nature » Environment
Children's » Science and Nature » Environmental Fiction

Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth New Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$15.99 In Stock
Product details 40 pages Tricycle Press - English 9781582463162 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "'Environmental chefs,/ here's a recipe for you/ to fix from scratch/ to mix a batch/ of Compost Stew,' invites a girl with curly titian hair. Letters stand for different components of what goes into a compost pile, and Wolff's cut-paper collages depict a multicultural group of kids, as well as a dalmatian and a goose, working together to collect material ('Dirt clods, crumbled,/ Eggshells, crushed/ Fruit pulp left behind, all mushed'): 'And when the cooking is complete,/ Mother Earth will/ have a treat,/ dark and crumbly,/ rich and sweet.' An exuberant primer for green-minded kids. Ages 4 — 8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.