The Little Composter
by Jan Gerardi
HOW DOES YOUR garden grow? With apple cores and carrot tops and wiggly worms all in a row! A young child builds a compost in this back-tothe-earth lift-the-flap board book. Toddlers will love these seven spreads of playful rhymes and illustrations that show how much fun working with dirt can be.
Board Book, 16 pages
Published March 8th 2011 by Random House Books for Young Readers
(first published 2010)
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This lift-the-flap board book brings me back to my childhood days. When I was in elementary school, we had a large compost bin filled with worms, and we'd put banana peels and other similar food waste in for the worms, and out would come rich soil that we'd use in our garden. I loved our worms, and even did my science project about them one year. Not only does this book teach kids about worms and compost and waste, but it does so in a fun exciting way--you see an apple, you lift up the flap, and...more