I'm trying to love garbage

Bethany Barton, 1982-

Book - 2021

"Do you ever wonder where we put all of our garbage, who gets rid of it, or how our planet isn't a big pile of mess? I'm Trying to Love Garbage has all the answers! From scavengers to detritivore to decomposers, nature's garbage collectors are everywhere. But humans play an important role too, and our favorite narrator is back to tell us all about it. With Bethany Barton's trademark balance of informative and hilarious, readers will finish this picture book with a better... awareness of the garbage they create and where it all ends up"--

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Series
I'm trying to
Subjects
Genres
Juvenile works
Picture books
Published
New York : Viking 2021.
Language
English
Physical Description
34 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
ISBN
9780593207031
0593207033
Main Author
Bethany Barton, 1982- (author)
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 1–3—Young readers who are eager environmentalists will appreciate the information this book offers about nature's garbage collectors (scavengers, detritivores, and decomposers); the differences between organic and inorganic waste; and efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle items. This information is presented by "the voice of your friendly neighborhood narrator," with lots of colorful illustrations, speech bubbles with messages from some of nature's garbage collectors, flow diagrams, and a dose of humor. It is an appealing mix. While "I'm Trying to Love Garbage" (the book's title) is a dubious goal, "…learning to act like someone who thinks more about garbage" (the book's conclusion) is more attainable. The book lacks traditional back matter, such as a bibliography and additional information, which would have been helpful in enticing readers to learn more about the topic. VERDICT This is an engaging introduction to really grasping and dealing with trash.—Myra Zarnowski, City Univ. of New York Copyright 2021 School Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Overflowing with interesting information and a hefty dose of humor, this picture book explores the history and future of garbage, leaving readers with a better awareness of the garbage they create and where it all ends up. Simultaneous eBook. Illustrations.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

"Do you ever wonder where we put all of our garbage, who gets rid of it, or how our planet isn't a big pile of mess? I'm Trying to Love Garbage has all the answers! From scavengers to detritivore to decomposers, nature's garbage collectors are everywhere. But humans play an important role too, and our favorite narrator is back to tell us all about it. With Bethany Barton's trademark balance of informative and hilarious, readers will finish this picture book with a better awareness of the garbage they create and where it all ends up"--

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Children's Choice Award winner Bethany Barton explores the history and future of garbage with tons of humor, fascinating information, and entertaining illustrations.Do you ever wonder where we put all of our garbage, who gets rid of it, or how our planet isn't a big pile of mess? I'm Trying to Love Garbage has all the answers! From scavengers to detritivore to decomposers, nature's garbage collectors are everywhere. But humans play an important role too, and our favorite narrator is back to tell us all about it. With Bethany Barton's trademark balance of informative and hilarious, readers will finish this picture book with a better awareness of the garbage they create and where it all ends up.