Compost!: Growing Gardens From Your Garbage by Linda Glaser

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With the story frame of a child growing a garden, Compost!: Growing Gardens From Your Garbage by Linda Glaser (illustrated by Anca Hariton; Millbrook Press, 1996) gives the startling claim that the garden is made from garbage! Throughout the book, the kid describes just what can be put in the compost pile.

To make it kid friendly, some humor is added with the child’s narration. For example, the child reminds us that by not finishing dinner, he’s helping the compost pile!

The illustrations show the compost changing throughout the year. There is an image of the parent mixing the compost, and the book ends with two pages of FAQ for further learning. Glaser’s picture book is a nice selection to read aloud, especially for a family that is planning on making their own garden and compost pile.

Reviewed on November 13, 2023

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Rebecca Reid

Rebecca Reid is a homeschooling, stay-at-home mother seeking to make the journey of life-long learning fun by reading lots of good books. Rebecca Reads provides reviews of children's literature she has enjoyed with her children; nonfiction that enhances understanding of educational philosophies, history and more; and classical literature that Rebecca enjoys reading.

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