I highly recommend everyone, big and small, have a copy of the Compost Stew book laying on their kitchen counter as a handy reminder to first check all food items about to be tossed into the trash for composting value before tossing away.
In the reading of Compost Stew, you may find as did I that not just Kitchen scraps are good for the composter, but also things like Hair snippings and even a few Seaweed strands too. Who knew? I just might have to pick up a handful of seaweed next time I’m walking the beach with my dog!
I enjoyed the author explaining to kids along the way, too. For instance, phrases such as ”Laundry lint from dryer traps” and “Zinnia heads from flower beds whose blooming days are through” show and tell the children the where and how to find things for the stew we brew for nature.
Not a thing pleases me more than to see a child with a book in hand, especially if the book is interesting as well as instructional for the child. To me, any book that aims to teach children to become good stewards of planet Earth is a great one.
Yes, Compost Stew is a five-star book for kids to learn their ABC’s and to take a beginner’s look at ways to treat Earth and to help save our planet. What a wonderful way for children to be introduced to environmental issues that concern us all.