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What can you do with an old red shoe? : a green activity book about re-use

Alter, Anna 1974- (Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Thief River Falls Public Library e 745.5 ALT (Text) 35500004446066 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0805082905 (hc : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780805082906 (hc : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: 32 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 2009.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note: What can you do with one flip-flop? -- What can you do with a raggedy T-shirt? -- What can you do with a ripped shower curtain? -- What can you do with an old red shoe? -- What can you do with a worn blanket? -- What can you do with an empty berry basket? -- What can you do with little odds and ends? -- What can you do with left over cans? -- What can you do with bits of old crayon? -- What can you do with an outdated calendar? -- What can you do with used wrapping paper? -- What can you do with too many toys?

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2009 February #2
    Recycling becomes lots of fun in this sprightly activity book. Alter offers 13 projects, and unlike some craft books, green or not, the finished projects are usually items kids will want to use. Each chapter begins with the question "What can you do with . . . ?" From one flip-flop to a ripped shower curtain, from used wrapping paper to empty berry baskets, useless things become transformed: the flip-flop into a stamp for making art, the shower curtain into an apron, the wrapping paper into greeting cards, and the baskets into possession-holders. Not every project is a winner—kids probably won t want to take the time and effort to make a patch for torn clothes from a blanket—but melting down old crayons to make drawing cubes is clever indeed. The instructions are clear and simple (adult help is noted when required), and what really makes this a standout is Alter s adorable artwork featuring a coterie of animals at work and play. Short poems introduce each project. Copyright 2009 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

ANNA ALTER has written and illustrated several children’s book, includingEstelle and Lucy. She is also the illustrator of The Purple Ribbon. Anna studied illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design, worked as a preschool teacher for several years, and now teaches children’s book illustration at Montserrat College of Art. She lives in Boston.

Subject: Handicraft Juvenile literature
Waste products Juvenile literature
Recycling (Waste, etc.) Juvenile literature
Salvage (Waste, etc.) Juvenile literature

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