Friday, April 10, 2015

Pierre the French Bulldog Recycles - Children's Book Review

Book Synopsis:

One day, as Pierre tosses some old stuff into the trash can, he forgets to recycle. Now, instead of being transformed into shiny new things, the plastic bottle and newspaper will sit in a landfill forever. Well, not if Pierre has anything to do with it! Determined to get the items back, he chases the garbage truck through town. Kate Louise’s story is an enjoyable and engaging lesson about the importance of recycling, and Bethany Straker’s expressive and quirky illustrations make this adorable pup come to life on every page. This book is sure to make kids think about the importance of saving the environment one small piece of trash at a time.

Kate Louise is a YA and children’s book author who recently graduated from university with a first-class BA (honors) degree in fine art painting. Bethany Straker is a picture book and magazine illustrator. She has illustrated numerous children’s books.

My Review:

Although there are several things my household could be doing to preserve the environment, one thing that we are religious about is recycling newspapers, cardboard, cans, and plastic.  I see no need in letting that stuff pile up in landfills if it can be recycled for another use.  Pierre the French Bulldog Recycles tells an engaging story of the importance of recycling.

The book tells of a French bulldog who digs up items out of a yard, then takes them to the two collection bins beside the house.  Rather than properly recycle, Pierre throws it all in the trash bin.  The recycling bin starts talking to the dog, wanting to know why it didn't get any of the unwanted garbage.  Pierre soon realizes that he should have sorted the trash, but it's too late because the garbage truck comes to collect.  Pierre then goes on a quick mission with a few of his dog friends to the landfill so he can rightfully pick out the recyclables and place them in the proper place.  Although Earth Day will be April 22nd this year, I feel it's important to teach our children all year long about the earth and protecting it.  Pierre the French Bulldog would be a wonderful teaching tool for youngsters.

I received book for review from Skyhorse Publishing.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.


Alicia J said...

I love books that encourage kids to be environmentally-aware. Plus I adore anything that is French!