Monday, February 8, 2010

The Adventures of an Aluminum Can

The Adventures of an Aluminum Can: A Story About Recycling
by Alison Inches
ill. by Mark Chambers
unpaged picture book
New York : Little Simon, c2009

Follow the process as a little speck of alumina is mined then eventually transformed into an aluminum can. The aluminum tells us its story through perky little diary entries complete with "photos". Our little can has a pleasant journey through her life until she reaches the recycling plant. You would think that being shredded and recast into something else might be a little traumatic, but not this upbeat aluminum! Recycling is so pleasant she never stops smiling. Cleverly drawn illustrations give a fun personality to the can and help inform the reader as to the steps of recycling. I also think it is great that the book was made from 100% recycled materials.

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