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This Book Stinks!: Gross Garbage, Rotten Rubbish, and the Science of Trash

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Get up close and personal with a wonderful world of waste. From composting and recycling, to landfills and dumps, to how creative people are finding new ways to reuse rubbish. It's fun to talk trash when it's jam-packed with infographics, thematic spreads, wow-worthy photos, sidebars, serious stats, and fabulous facts. Also included are quizzes and activities to inspire ki ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published March 28th 2017 by National Geographic Society
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Vera Godley
Jul 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
The title of this National Geographic Kids' book is a bit misleading because the "book" doesn't stink. No, the book is about garbage that stinks. And we all know that rotting garbage is putrid smelling and no one wants to be around it.

Reading through This Book Stinks! is basically a journey of bold infographics that give facts - interesting and stunning, about all the stuff that today's people around the world use, abuse, and trash. The mind-boggling facts and images of the huge mountains of tra
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Heidi
I had no idea garbage and recycling could be so fascinating. The facts in the book are both intriguing and horrifying at the same time. Just thinking of the amount of waste human beings produce is mind-boggling. On the other hand, the efforts being made to lower the waste created through composting, recycling, and other programs gives hope. The book is divided into seven chapters:

The Bin and Beyond
Trashing the Earth
All about Recycling
Food (Waste) for Thought
Dirty Work
The Future of Garbage
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Dorine White
Jun 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My Thoughts-
This book is great for bringing to the attention of kids the problem the world has with waste. It goes about it in many ways. There are big, bold colorful pictures that show the massive amounts of garbage in dumps and landfills. There are quizzes and activities to alert kids to what they can do to help the environment. There are also charts and graphs.

I liked the science aspect of things, where kids are shown how landfills work to stop leaking bad components into the ground and also
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Kristi Bernard
Jul 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: educational
We know that the trash we produce stinks. But what happens to it after we put it in the dumpster and the truck picks it up and takes it away? In the U.S. we generate about 254 million tons of garbage. Trash goes to a landfill and there, high tech water systems, and methane collection in an isolated area is where the trash is crushed and compacted. Overtime, these landfills literally fill up and are converted into parks, wildlife reserves or something else that can be useful to the public.

If you
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Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
Flynn, Sarah This Book Stinks, 128 pages. National Geographic, 2017. $15. NON-FICTION

This book features information about trash such as what is in trash, where people are putting trash, recycling, reusing, and how students can make a difference. It contains a ton of cool and interesting facts, inspiring people, and well-chosen engaging photographs. While it provides grim facts, it has an overwhelming message of hope and a chance for making a difference.

This is a fantastic book with an appealing
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Two BookWorms Blog
Jul 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This Book Stinks! dives into a topic that many of us would like to ignore. It is packed with information about how much trash the world really produces, the different methods in which trash may be handled, and – best of all – things that we can all do to help lighten the load for planet Earth.

For the full review: https://twobookwormsblog.wordpress.co...
Pam  Page
Nov 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A book full of facts about food in many different forms (how we waste it, landfill info, ocean trash, composting, etc.). Each page offers many text features to portray the information with bright, colorful text boxes and great photographs. Children will love poring over this book for many days.
Oksana Oriekhova
Jan 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
The book is pretty overflown with information that makes it harder to read to a young kid. It will probably be suitable for older children starting at seven year old or so. Otherwise, it’s an an important, informative and interesting read.
Zachary
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Informational
A unique feature of this book is the interesting amount of trash facts as well as the info-graphics and quizzes. This book is very interactive! I would recommend this book for grades 3-6. 11/28/17
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Much like an Eyewitness book, but with better photos. Great for browsing, classroom libraries, use during lessons on recycling and the environment.
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