Little Green Helpers Recycle!
Christiane Engel. Campbell (IPG/Trafalgar Square, dist.) $7.99 (10p) ISBN 978-0-230-74355-7
In playful, affirming verse, Engel offers environmentally minded suggestions, while push-tabs provide interactive effects. "Plastic, cardboard, paper and tins/ Can all be put in recycling bins," reads the text while an orange tab makes the words "bottles" and "cartons" appear to answer the question "What can we recycle?" Following the advice, "Instead of throwing boxes away,/ Make a toy and play all day!" two children create a house and robot from boxes. Engel's friendly collages echo the book's upbeat message. Available simultaneously: Little Green Helpers: Grow! Ages 4%E2%80%938. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 08/01/2011