Green Books Campaign: The Adventures of an Aluminum Can

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This review is part of the Green Books campaign. Today 100 bloggers are reviewing 100 great books printed in an environmentally friendly way. Our goal is to encourage publishers to get greener and readers to take the environment into consideration when purchasing books. This campaign is organized by Eco-Libris, a a green company working to green up the book industry by promoting the adoption of green practices, balancing out books by planting trees, and supporting green books. A full list of participating blogs and links to their reviews is available on Eco-Libris website.
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Stars: *****

Summary: Peek into this diary of an aluminum can as it goes on a journey from inside a bauxite rock under the beaches of Jamaica, to the manufacturing line, to the store shelf, to a garbage can, and finally to a recycling plant where it emerges into its new life…as a baseball bat!

I think recycling is very important and that most people don’t realize how important it really is. I am very happy to see this book in print, I hope it will help the next generation to learn about recycling and how important it really is.

The Adventures of an Aluminum Can is from Little Green Books at Simon & Schuster. The book itself is made from 100% post-consumer waste recycled paper. So it’s about being green and was made green too!

It’s a cute little story about a speck of alumina that is found under the ground and is brought to a refinery and processed into a can. It shows each step from the speck to the can and then after the can is used it’s recycled and remade into something else. I won’t spoil the story but what the (girl?) can is made into lasts a long time and is used by many children which makes her very happy. It’s written almost like the aluminum is writing a diary. The pictures are adorable as you can probably see from the cover. I’ve read other pictures books on recycling but this is definitely the best.

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I've been a nonfiction lover for as long as I can remember. I love children's nonfiction as well and love to share my knowledge and the books I gained them from, with the world. I wish more people would give nonfiction a chance.