Nature Recycles, How about You? by Michelle Lord

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Nature Recycles, How about You? by Michelle Lord, illustrated by Cathy Morrison (Arbordale, 2013), is a realistically illustrated picture book that brings awareness to how plants and animals reuse things in nature to survive. This includes a wide variety of examples, including a hermit using old shells and nature recycling water through the water cycle. After a sentence explaining the example, each page of text echoes the refrain โ€œ[Animal name] recycles. How about you?โ€

The last two-page spread ends with a first person narration from a child describing how he recycles, with the common refrain, โ€œI recycle. How about you?โ€ The just-right length of the text makes this a choice nonfiction book for a read aloud. In addition, four pages of extensive end matter make this a great resources for teachers looking for more activity ideas or information.

Reviewed on July 10, 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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