Garbage collectors

Paulette Bourgeois

Book - 1998

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In my neighborhood
Toronto : Kids Can Press 1998, 1991.
Physical Description
[32] p. : col. ill. ; 23 x 24 cm
Main Author
Paulette Bourgeois (-)
Other Authors
Kim LaFave (-)
Review by Booklist Reviews

%% This is a multi-book review: SEE also the title "Fire Fighters". %% Ages 4^-7. When it is time for the classroom community helpers unit, these titles in the In My Neighborhood series will come in handy. Garbage Collectors reads more like a story than Fire Fighters, which follows a traditional nonfiction format. But both books dispense a good deal of information and are nicely illustrated with realistic watercolors, accented with pen and ink. Although fires in single-family homes are conspicuously excluded, Fire Fighters covers a wide range of emergencies. It pays the most attention to apartment buildings but also touches on rural, seaside, and forest fires. A final section presents the usual fire safety tips. Garbage Collectors follows the activities of Sam the garbage collector and Mabel the truck driver--from curbside pickup to landfill--including a cute side story featuring frantic Mrs. Green, who has accidentally dropped her false teeth in the trash. Recycling is covered in some detail, making the book helpful when considering neighborhood recycling or spring cleanup projects. ((Reviewed April 15, 1998)) Copyright 2000 Booklist Reviews

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

A book that applauds the work of garbage collectors, showing young readers the importance of this job. Sam, who picks up the trash, and Mabel, who drives the truck, are smiling and friendly to the children and adults of the neighborhood. The text focuses on several main concepts and outlines the problems that garbage creates. The process that it passes through from the can out on the street to the dump is described in an easy-to-understand format. The three R's of recycling (reduce, reuse, and recycle) are explained and illustrated with examples to which children can relate. The importance of safe disposal of hazardous waste is touched upon. The idea that the garbage we all create doesn't just disappear, but needs to be dealt with in an appropriate manner comes through on every page. New vocabulary is easily understood in context. A good choice for units on recycling, introducing jobs and careers, and community helpers. Stephani Hutchinson, Pioneer Elementary School, Sunnyside, WA Copyright 1998 School Library Journal Reviews

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Follows the activities of a garbage collector and the truck driver as they collect curbside garbage and bring it to the landfill