Thursday, January 26, 2012

Book Review : Michael Recycle And The Tree Top Cops

One of the fun things about helping out every week in our school's library is that I get to read children's books, which often are far more interesting than "grown-up" books !  Part of my work is looking for new authors and concepts which we need to add to our library and which the children, aged 3 to 11, will enjoy.

I've been looking for good conservation/ecology books aimed at the younger end of the age range and was delighted to be be able to review a digital copy of   "Michael Recycle and the Tree Top Cops" courtesy of the publishers via NetGalley.

 Our hero is Michael, whose passion is conservation and the environment, so imagine his horror at finding a forest being torn down to provide paper for magazines, and we get to see how he finds a way not only to protect the trees, but also to convert the  magazine producers to a greener way of thinking.

It is cleverly written in verse by Ellie Patterson  and is a beautifully and humorously illustrated picture book by the talented  Alexandra Columbo. It is a thoughtful, funny and extremely attractive short book of 24 pages, ideal for reading to younger children or for those beginning to read independently.

It is being published in the USA by IDW Publishing on  March 20, 2012 and I hope it will soon be available in the UK too.

The ISBN: 9781613771617
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